We undertake projects that make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. Whether it’s improving or maintaining a graveyard, river walk, community garden or City Street or supporting community projects, our work aims to promote civic pride.
Maintaining cemeteries and ancient burial sites
In Mount Saint Lawrence alone over 50 graves have been restored and repaired, the grounds are weeded and cleaned regularly and the main entrance gates have been refurbished and repainted. We also look after the maintenance and upkeep of St. Johns (C of I), John’s Square, St. Michaels, the Jewish burial ground, St. Michaels, St. Munchin’s (C of I) and the Quaker Burial ground.
New Canal Bank Walk
A new pathway along the Corbally side of the Canal Bank was created to provide a greatly enhanced outdoor facility for the local community. Previously an inaccessible overgrown narrow track, a team from Limerick Civic Trust spent several months clearing the overgrowth, laying a wide gravel path and re-sowing grass on the verges. The reopening of the path sees the canal loop walk open to the public from Clare Street to the Guinness Bridge on both banks. Already hundreds of walkers and joggers are enjoying the new amenity.
In conjunction with Limerick City & County Council, each week we clean a street or streets in Limerick city. This project was given a huge boost when funding from the JP McManus Foundation allowed us to purchase a heavy-industrial power-washer. Our street cleaning now extends from just the pavements to actual building features. Our campaign has been so successful we are not covering Adare.
Kings Island Community Garden opened in 2011 in a partnership between Limerick City & County Council, the Regeneration project and the Trust. The garden also features an allotment and is open to the public all year round.
Plans are now in place to develop Castle Green (opposite King John’s Castle) into a public park.
The replacement of some of the more important commemorative plaques throughout the City and the up-dating the interpretative booklet on the plaques is complete. The new plaques are currently being placed around the city.
Floral Displays in Church Street
Window boxes and hanging baskets are filled to decorate all the houses in Church Street. Every summer, Bishops’ Palace and its nearest neighbours form the backdrop to a flamboyant and dramatic floral display.
St Mary’s Cathedral
After a successful trial period of seconding a C.E. worker to the Cathedral, the Trust placed two workers there to undertake landscaping and maintenance work and other improvements around the grounds.