Open House Limerick will present of tours at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Founded in 1168 AD, it is both a place of worship and one of Limerick’s top visitor attractions. It is an extraordinary Cathedral on King’s Island and it celebrates its 850th year throughout 2018. Tours will take place on Saturday 20th October from 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm.
Open House Limerick will present architect led tours at the new Gardens International development. Designed by Carr Cotter & Naessens / Denis Byrne Architects, it has a unique character, enriched by the combination of dynamic, contemporary architecture and old heritage buildings, it will be Limerick’s first city centre LEED Gold certified office scheme. The tours will present visitors with a last chance of seeing this high-profile development before its new occupants move in. Tours will take place on Saturday 20th October, see www.openhouselimerick.ie to book. Image courtesy of the architect.
Tours on the River
In this year’s Open House Limerick festival, more focus has been given to the influence of the River Shannon on the lives of Limerick’s citizens. Inclusions such as the very popular Docklands tour kindly made available by Shannon Foynes Port Company, the landmark Boat Club buildings at Sarsfield Bridge courtesy of Limerick Boat Club, and the wonderful AK Ilen, Ireland’s last wooden sailing ship which was rebuilt as a joint community building process, offer a unique opportunity to experience Limerick City from the river that formed it. See www.openhouselimerick.ie to book.
Open House Limerick will present architect led tours of a new stand alone extension to Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock, designed by Healy Partners Architects. The new building accommodates teaching spaces and staff areas as well as a new PE hall for a secondary level school. Tours will take place on Sunday 21st October from 11.30am, 12.45pm & 2pm.
Image courtesy of the architect.
St. Gabriel’s Respite House
Open House Limerick will present architect led tours by DK Architects, of the first Respite House for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs in the Mid-West. Tours will take place on Sunday 21st October from 11 am–2 pm.
Open House Limerick will present architect led tours of CareBright Community. Designed by Quinn Architects, it is Ireland’s first purpose built community for people living with dementia. This development is situated on a four-acre site in the heart of Bruff, providing independent living, along with a vibrant community for those living with dementia. Tours will take place on Sunday 21st October from 2–4 pm.
Located on the site of Lanahrone House (aka Albert Villa), Irish Estates was conceived by the Managing Director of Irish
Life Ltd., influenced by his travels to the USA, built to accommodate Airport staff. This will take place on Sunday 21st October from 12 pm at the Junction of Corbally Road and Shannon Drive.