Limerick rediscovers its Georgian roots

by Martha Ewence

Untitled-2UNDER the direction of Cáit ní Cheallacháin, conservation architect and project manager, and Dr. Ursula Callaghan, historian and curator, one of Ireland’s first pop-up museums is ready for business. Volunteers have been working hard into evenings and at weekends so that Limerick’s newest Georgian house can open its doors.

The Irish Georgian Society which played an instrumental role in the project’s coming into being, says that No 5 Rutland Street is one of the first Georgian houses built in Limerick in the 1770s.

The project has also had support from Limerick city and county council along with Limerick City of Culture. The project is generating a lot of interest with 50 people already having visited the museum at No 5Untitled-1 and a local artist volunteering to interpret 18th Century Limerick in a series of drawings.

The society is hosting an outing to Birr Castle on Monday June 2, departing from Pery Square at 9.30am.

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