Rachel, a mum to Fionn and wife to Niall, is a firefighter with Limerick City Fire and Rescue for the past 20 years. A profession, which is more frequently associated with males than females; each shift brings different challenges ensuring Rachel’s working life is varied and active, whether she is a part of the Swift Water Rescue Team or driving a fire engine (one of her favourite parts of the job!).
Rachel’s skills as a mother are invaluable at work, where empathy, warmth, openness and resilience are the order of the day, especially when meeting distressed people and responding to emergency calls. Although Rachel is very dedicated to her job, she also enjoys her time off, which she spends with her family, adventure racing, baking or hiking with the energetic family dog.
THE FUTURE OPERA SITE PHOTOGRAPHED 2021 - SHAPED BY LIMERICK PHOTO EXHIBITION
Located on the hoarding, protecting the Opera Site, along Patrick Street.
Being shaped by Limerick is not something that happens at birth, it is the result of the lived experience of spending time in Limerick.
Being shaped by Limerick means you embrace those around you. Being shaped by Limerick means you are not afraid to show your edge.
Being shaped by Limerick makes you resilient. The individuals featured in this exhibition have been shaped by Limerick. Have you?
Project Opera proposes the redevelopment of an existing city block located on the south side of the River Abbey at the confluence with the River Shannon, adjacent to the Hunt Museum and east of Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre. The site is bounded by Rutland Street and Patrick Street to the west, Ellen Street to the south, Michael Street to the east and Bank Place to the north.
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