Limerick Mayor has a sneaky plan to get Ed Sheeran to come to the city 4 years ago

Limerick Mayor has a sneaky plan to get Ed Sheeran to come to the city

You can't blame him for trying.

The Mayor of Limerick has devised a cunning plan to try and tempt Ed Sheeran into visiting the city and hopefully playing a gig there. His plan has all stemmed from the Galway Girl song which is supposedly about Limerick singer Niamh Dunne.

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We found out a few weeks ago that people believe Niamh is the inspiration for the song because she "plays a fiddle in an Irish band", Beoga.

Although neither Ed or Niamh have confirmed this connection, it's led to the Mayor of Limerick honouring Niamh this week.

Cllr O’Hanlon has bestowed the highest honour from the city to Niamh by extending the Mayoral Reception to her and her family to honour her contribution to music.

According to The Mirror, Cllr O’Hanlon said:

"Niamh Dunne has been acclaimed as an international artist. I’m glad to know her personally, but more so her family.

Her mam and dad and sisters, and indeed their family before them were great musicians in Limerick. So I will be having a mayoral reception for the Galway girl, who really is a Limerick girl.”

He hope that this event will "influence" Ed himself to pay a visit.

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