We create a better understanding of our heritage through new information, advice and education.
This is achieved through researching unpublished material, publishing books, leaflets and maps, and organising walking tours, courses and on-the-job training for our Community Employment scheme workers to assist with long term employment.
Oral Archives Presented to UL
Limerick Civic trust donated its Oral History Archive to the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick. This special collection contains over 148 individual voices featuring Limerick people spanning over 16 years of history.
The collection brings to life the voices of artists, writers, politicians, millers, fishermen, artisans, soldiers, publicans and a variety of people living in the city. The interviews were conducted between 1995 and 2011.
Basket Weaving Courses
Several Community Employment Scheme (CES) workers have learned the traditional craft of basket weaving. Evidence of their new skills can be found in King’s Island Community Garden and the Milk Market.
The Trust organises Walking Tours of Medieval Limerick, People’s Park and a Tour of the North Munster Masonic Centre. Click here for more details.
Surveys and Public Service
General research work for the general public:
- Recorded information on headstones in burial grounds
- Erected sixty-six historical plaques in two phases
- King’s Island survey: a development study
Information given to students and the public
The Crescent, a survey and proposal for its preservation.
Nicholas Street development plan.
Photography survey of the facades of existing Georgian buildings.
The Folklore Project: 138 interviews recorded to date .
Georgian street furniture survey.
City Centre Environment Survey .
The Exchange Wall: Arranged for a condition survey and a work methodology plan .
Over 300 items of art, sculpture, monuments, murals, antiquities. etc. located throughout the streets of Limerick were recorded and catalogued .
St. Saviour’s Priory Wall, Bishop Street: Condition survey and conservation methodology report on.
The Pery Square Tontine Story
The Georgian House & Garden “A historic Limerick House”
Georgian Limerick Vol. I
Remembering Limerick – Detailing information on Limerick’s general and Mayoral history
Georgian Limerick Vol. II
Made in Limerick. Vol. I – History of Limerick’s industries, trade and commerce
James Pain Architect – A study on the life and work of this renowned architect
Made in Limerick Vol II – Essays and articles based on new research.
Limerick Civic Trust – The First 25 Years 1983-2009
Parker Carrol – This was a joint project between Brian O’Connell, Limerick Civic Trust and Oviado University, Spain to research and produce a biography on a forgotten Irish hero
Booklets, Maps and Walking Trails
Limerick City Walking Tours – Brochure advertising 5 different walking tours in Limerick
Limerick Civic Plaques – Commemorating Limerick People who contributed to the history of Limerick City
Limerick Street Antiquities – A record of historical artefacts
Limerick – An Appreciation – A précis of Limerick’s history
Heritage Precinct Walking Trail – A self-guided tour of the King’s Island area
A Trail of Three Limerick – Three walking trails based on our plaques project
The Georgian House & Garden – A visitor’s guide
The Limerick We Don’t See – A treasure trail of architectural features in the Newtown Pery area
The Limerick We Don’t See No. 2 – Englishtown Trail
The Hall of Fame Portraits – Honouring the achievements of 23 Limerick people
The Limerick We Don’t See No 3 – Irishtown Trail
Limerick – The Past Revisited – Two riverside walks between Thomond and Shannon Bridges
Georgian Limerick – An illustrated map of Newtown Pery
Limerick Civic Trust – A Record of Achievement
A 32 page calendar for January 2008 – January 2010, illustrating 25 selected Trust projects
Art in the Street Though the Lens – Following a survey a booklet on street art via four walking trails was published.
The Bishops’ Palace – The Georgian House – A short history of these historic properties
Medieval Limerick – An illustrated map and booklet of Limerick in the 1650’s
Limerick Soccer – Research on the senior team’s history