SHAPED BY LIMERICK PHOTO EXHIBITION

EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC ART IN LIMERICKPHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLIAM MURPHY

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I ACTUALLY LIKE LIMERICK CITY

Limerick is a city in county Limerick, Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. Limerick City and County Council is the local authority for the city. The city lies on the River Shannon, with the historic core of the city located on King's Island, which is bounded by the Shannon and the Abbey River. Limerick is also located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Limerick is the third most populous city in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.

SHAPED BY LIMERICK PHOTO EXHIBITION

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?

#ShapedByLimerick #LimerickEdgeEmbrace

  • Farouk Alao
  • Ger Purcell
  • Dr. James Ryan
  • Mark Long
  • Mary Cronin
  • Michael Meaney
  • Dr. Naro Imcha
  • Pádraig O’Callaghan
  • Rachel Lynch
  • Dr. Sindy Joyce


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.

There are two buildings within the site included on the Record of Protected Structures. The Town Hall, Rutland Street, was built in 1805 and is currently vacant and in a state of serious disrepair. The Granary, Michael Street, is one of the earliest known multiple storey warehouses to be built in Limerick, dating from the late 1700s.

The interior was comprehensively redeveloped in the 1980s, with new offices subject to modernisation in 2015. A further eight buildings on the site are included on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH). A number of these are vacant and in various stages of dereliction, despite a significant amount of remedial works undertaken by the Council in recent years to preserve their structural stability and architectural integrity.

The site is also host to the former Cahill May Roberts Building, fronting Bank Place, some existing and unused warehousing/workspace buildings at Bogue’s Yard and Watch House Lane. The southeast corner of the site currently includes a surface car park with approximately 100 No. spaces.


It is proposed to develop The ‘Opera Site’, as a mixed use scheme of primarily office, supported by a range of retail & non-retail services, cafes/restaurants, licenced premises, apart-hotel, civic/cultural uses (including a City Library in the existing Town Hall), residential and open space.


Existing heritage/protected buildings will be re-furbished and all the newer twentieth century buildings and later additions to existing heritage structures will be demolished. This includes the refurbishment of No. 9 Ellen St. to provide for a bar/restaurant/ café, refurbishment of the existing City Hall to provide for a new City Library and refurbishment of 12 No. Georgian terraced houses at Ellen Street, Patrick Street and Rutland Street. The existing Granary Building will be retained in office/restaurant/ licenced premises uses.

The new build elements proposed for the scheme includes the following:
• A new office building on the corner of Michaels Street which will provide for retail, café/bar/restaurant at the ground floor.
• An apart-hotel on the corner of Patrick Street and Ellen Street.
• A new City Library in the existing Town Hall with a café/restaurant provided in the basement. Office space will be provided to the rear in a new building.
• A new ‘landmark’ office building is proposed fronting onto Bank Place.
• Parking will be provided for the entire project in a new underground car park.
• A significant new public square in the form of a plaza is proposed at the centre of the site. This will provide for a new pedestrian east-west link between Michael Street and Patrick Street. A new north-south pedestrian link will be provided which will link an enhanced public space on Bank Place with the new civic plaza.


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THE PROPOSED OPERA SITE IN LIMERICK
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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