The Dominican Biblical Institute on Lower Cecil Street, the UL Graduate Medical School, De Valera Cottage in Bruree and St. Mary's Cathedral (the City’s oldest building) are among 42 buildings scheduled being opened to the public for free as part of the 2nd annual OpenHouseLimerick (OHL), which runs until Sunday.
Open House Limerick was officially launched in the presence of Frank McDonald, Irish Times Environment Editor, Jim Barrett, former City Architect in Limerick and Dublin Local Authorities, and well-known local Architect Hugh Murray. All three have been part of the ‘building’
In reflecting about Limerick an in particular this Open House Limerick weekend, Jim Barrett commented: “In the context of Limerick’s image and perception, the range and quality of the buildings available for viewing for the public in the coming days is truly remarkable, and will form the basis of a rich future for the city and the wider region which will now form part of the new Limerick area and the forthcoming new authority.”
OpenHouse Limerick, which this year has 42 buildings, plus workshops, tours and evening events, is designed to allow people of all ages access to award-winning architecture.
The most up-to-date information is available on the website www.openhouselimerick.ie and the OpenHouse office in 51 O’Connell Street will be open all day Saturday for members of the public to avail of brochures, maps or advice on what to see. Each of the 42 buildings will be visible by the highly colourful balloons at each venue.
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