Late Late Show to be broadcast from Limerick next month, and you can apply for tickets 3 months ago

Late Late Show to be broadcast from Limerick next month, and you can apply for tickets

The Late Late Show is going southwest.

An episode of the Late Late Show will be broadcast from Limerick next month, according to a statement issued by RTÉ on Thursday.

The 13 March episode, which will look ahead to St. Patrick's Day, will mark the first time that the show has been filmed anywhere in Ireland besides Montrose since it was broadcast from the Wexford Opera Hall in 2008.

Two years ago, the show also broadcast a special episode from London in October 2018.

Host Ryan Tubridy explained the decision to take the show on the road, saying the demand is coming from the audience: "Since The Late Late Show came back in September, we have noticed an appetite with viewers for a celebration of Ireland, what's great about this country of ours, the wonderful people, the positives.

"The point of our upcoming trip to Limerick is that we are celebrating the best of Irish. Whatever walk of life you are in, whatever professional field you happen to be in, wherever it happens to be, we will be looking at you and saying 'we think you are wonderful'."

While the guests for the show won't be announced until the week of, god knows that Treaty City has enough stars to be going on with (we're predicting Blindboy, anyway).

The venue has been confirmed as University of Limerick's concert hall.

Dr. Des Fitzgerald, the President of UL, said: "We are all thrilled at the University of Limerick to be chosen as the venue for the first live outside broadcast of the RTÉ Late Late Show in Ireland in over a decade.

"Our University Concert Hall is the ideal venue to host Ryan Tubridy and a huge studio audience next month. We look forward to seeing the RTÉ trucks rolling onto campus on March 13th.

Applications for tickets to the Limerick Late Late are open here.