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The story of the giant marionette comes from the wild imagination of Jean Luc Courcoult, who visited Limerick yesterday.

The most anticipated event in the Limerick City of Culture calendar will see the 25ft grandmother move slowly through the city’s iconic landmarks.

To mark the occasion, the Irish Independent on Saturday, 30 August, will publish a special 16-page guide to the three-day RDL spectacular.

The guide contains information on how to get to Limerick for the event and includes details and maps on where to see the spectacular as it moves through the city’s streets.

A team of 27 ‘Lilliputians” will shadow the grandmother as she walks for three days around Limerick, covering 19km.

Described by the creator as ‘tough, daring and mischievous,’ the Giant Grandmother attracted one million visitors during her recent visit to Liverpool. Now she is set to generate an estimated €30m for the Limerick economy.

“Her character is intrepid, adventurous, mischievous but overall she is full of tenderness,’ explained Jean Luc Courcoult who has toured worldwide since 1993.

Arriving in Limerick on Sept 5th, the Giant Grandmother will call to Sarfield Barracks, the Lee estate and Shelbourne Park.

To mark the occasion, the Irish Independent on Saturday, 30 August, will publish a special 16-page guide to the three-day RDL spectacular.

This article was originally published in the Irish Independent on August 26, 2014.


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