Erin Perkins, Limerick Civic Trust

Limerick Civic Trust has appointed Erin Perkins as Head of Fundraising.  In the newly created role, Erin will be responsible for the voluntary organisations fundraising efforts at a local and international level as well as building strategies to increase membership and promote two museums currently in development.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, USA, Erin has lived in Ireland for the past 12 years. She has a BA in Cultural & Historical Studies from Marylhurst University in Oregon.

Commenting on the appointment, David O’Brien, Limerick Civic Trust, said, “The creation of this new role is in response to our ambition to deliver on a number of key conservation, restoration and heritage projects in Limerick. It’s a strategically important role for the organisation as we seek to garner the right support from industry, investors, the tourism sector and the community at large so we can maximise on the opportunities and benefits for everyone.”

Limerick Civic Trust is currently turning No. 2 Pery Square into a museum following a decision by Limerick City & County Council to award the lease to the organisation. The Trust is also converting a deconsecrated Church in the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter into a museum. When opened to the public next year, St Munchin’s Church will tell the story of Limerick’s unique military history since the siege of 1691.

Erin comes from a marketing background and has worked with businesses across a variety of industries in building marketing and brand strategies that drive businesses to their next stage of success.