MY RETURN TO LIMERICK SEPTEMBER 2021

LOCK QUAY AREAALSO THE BRIDGE

LOCK QUAY AREA

The fine bridge, located at the entrance to the of the canal into the Abbey River, was restored by Limerick Civic Trust, and survives as one of the only hump-back bridges, along with Baal's Bridge to survive in Limerick City. It is of great significance in its own right and within the context of the canal lock. It marked a further advancement of the City beyond the walls. The adjacent derelict buildings to the north side, which may have operated as a lock keeper's house, and the industrial buildings to the northeast, including Russell's and the former canal brewery form a group with the bridge.

KING DONAL MOR O'BRIEN BY WILL FOGARTY 2020

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As I could not visit Limerick during 2020 this is new to me and unfortunately the photographs are not very good as there were thousands of biting midges (little insects) making it almost impossible to focus on the tree carving.

THE LIVING BRIDGE AT THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

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The Living Bridge – An Droichead Beo is a unique design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London and consists of seven 50-metre spans linked together by piers which create four platforms of refuge for walkers.

KING JOHN'S CASTLE - SEPTEMBER 2021 VISIT

The walls of the castle were severely damaged in the 1642 Siege of Limerick, the first of five sieges of the city in the 17th century. In 1642, the castle was occupied by Protestants fleeing the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and was besieged by an Irish Confederate force under Garret Barry. Barry had no siege artillery so he undermined the walls of King John's Castle by digging away their foundations. Those inside surrendered just before Barry collapsed the walls. However, such was the damage done to the wall's foundations that a section of them had to be pulled down afterward.

GEOMETRIC FORMS BY ALEXANDRA WEJCHERT

Polish artist Alexandra Wejchert studied architecture at Warsaw University and art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. She lived in Italy and France before moving to Ireland in 1965. Wejchert’s large-scale sculptural works in innovative materials including coloured perspex, plexiglass and neon became emblematic of the new spirit of progress in 1970s Ireland. Wejchert received many major commissions from businesses and institutions including, Irish Life; the Bank of Ireland; University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin. She also exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

ST NESSAN'S CHURCH IN RAHEEN

This Gothic Revival style church retains a strong sense of its original formal design. The imposing and dramatic church, located at a busy junction near to Limerick City, dominates the streetscape illustrating the church's position within the community. The building exhibits architectural and artistic merit in the stone carving and details as well as the stained glass windows. The church is dedicated to Saint Nessan. It was built for Fr. Jeremiah Halpin, and completed for Fr. Michael Casey.

LIMERICK OPERA SITE SEPTEMBER 2021

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The ‘Opera Site’ is located at the northern end of Limerick’s Georgian Quarter and measures c. 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres).

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The Richard Russell fountain, which had been overseas for many months undergoing restoration, was returned to the People's Park in November 2009.

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I do know that “Hook And Ladder” did, in the past, organise "whole cow" cooking courses.

CWHOLE ORANGE COWORTEN STEEL SCULPTURE
Built in 1987 this footbridge is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Sylvester O'Halloran. The river crosses the Abbey River from the Potato Market to behind the Hunt Museum.
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A gentleman, who turned out to be a scrap dealer, asked me what I thought of this and then suggested that it was "real art". Also he liked the two horses located nearby. Personally I like Corten steel works of art but when I first saw this many years ago I was not 100% sure that it was not a skip or dumpster.
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When I arrived in Limerick the forecast was for rain within an hour so I rushed to the Cathedral in order to photograph it before the weather changed for the worse. There was no rain and the weather was beautiful for the rest of my visit
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This is a 1954 Marian Statue erected by the locals, across the road from Our Lady Queen Of Peace church, and it may be of better quality than most and as you can see from my photographs it is very well maintained.
JANESBORO MARIAN SHRINE - ROXBORO ROAD LIMERICK
On the right of the door of the church, there is a Mission Cross donated by the Drapers Assistants in memory of the Mission to Men. This mission was preached in the church in January 1868. Above the door of the church there is a statue of Our Lord surrounded by angels. On the gable wall of the monastery, there is a statue of St Patrick, which was sculpted by Patrick Pearse's father.”
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This mural of the lead singer of The Cranberries was created in November 2019 as the result of a collaboration between the urban art festival Draw Out and the Dublin street artist Aches to celebrate influential women from Limerick.
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Poised Portal by Eileen McDonagh (1987). Constructed from limestone, it stands on Custom House Quay.
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As of August 20th 2013, Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin launched an online database which holds information on the 70,000 buried in the graveyard, dating from 1855 to 2008.
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Rowan Fergus Meredith Gillespie (born 1953) is an Irish bronze casting sculptor of international renown. Born in Dublin to Irish parents, Gillespie spent his formative years in Cyprus
EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC ART - SEPTEMBER 2021
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