Mayor welcomes re-opening of Limerick’s Libraries, Limerick Museum and Gallery of Art

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Picture: Gareth Williams

THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has welcomed the re-opening today [Monday 10 May] of Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art, and Limerick’s Libraries from tomorrow [Tuesday 11 May].

The cultural institutions have welcomed visitors back this morning for the first time this year as they had been closed due to Covid-19 public health measures.

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Limerick Museum located in the Priory of the former Franciscan’s Church on Henry Street and Limerick City Gallery of Art on Pery Square, opened their doors this morning.

You now have a chance to see the At Home on the Farm exhibition featuring five local farms at Limerick City Gallery of Art. The exhibition, which had been available virtually can now be seen in person, while a new exhibition, Skin Deep, by Mary Ruth Walsh will open on Friday 14 May.

Limerick Museum has a treasure trove of pieces and artefacts retracing Limerick’s history on display.

Both Limerick City Gallery of Art and Limerick Museum have free admission and no pre-booking is required.

Limerick City Gallery of Art is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Limerick Museum is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Limerick’s Libraries re-open to the public tomorrow [Tuesday 11 May] allowing people to browse and select their own books. Reading spaces or access to internet is not available under the current government guidelines.

A full list of Library opening times is available on Limerick.ie. Please note that the Granary Library is not re-opening.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “I am delighted that we are starting to get back to our normal everyday lives with the re-opening of the libraries, museum and gallery.”

“They are important outlets for us where we can learn about our history, open our minds and experience new things.”

“They have provided a great service online when they were closed but it really is important that these institutions open their doors and welcome visitors old and new.”