Limerick Historical Society will hold the first evening walk of 2018 on
Wednesday May 9th next.
The historic walk will commence at the Mount Convent, where Mr Quinn (architect with Quinn Savage Smyth) will give a detailed account of the ongoing restoration work which he is overseeing.
From there the Limerick Historical Society will proceed to the Quaker graveyard taking in some sights along the way and will finish with a talk by Hiram Wood on the history of the Quakers. The meeting point is outside the main gate to the Mount Convent (on O’Connell Avenue) at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.
The convent and chapel of Mount Saint Vincent was built on a site renamed in honour of the French Saint Vincent de Paul, which was formerly known as Mount Kennett.
Catherine McAuley established the Sisters of Mercy Congregation of the in 1831 and seven years later a congregation was established in Limerick, with the assistance of Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order also established convents in Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Adare. This convent chapel was completed in 1863. The buildings were recently purchased for Mary Immaculate College and a large renovation project consisting of the
redevelopment of the buildings is in progress.
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