Limerick Civic Trust giant clean-up of Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery

Over 40 staff from Limerick Civic Trust conducted a giant clean-up of Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery in advance of All Souls Day.

The Mass Clean-Up was part of ongoing work by Limerick Civic Trust in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery. Staff at the Trust have already restored and repaired 50 graves and tended to over 150 graves in Mount Saint Lawrence.

David O’Brien, Limerick Civic Trust Manager explained, “The giant clean-up marked our final project in Mount Saint Lawrence for the year. Unfortunately, many areas of the graveyard showed a lot of signs of neglect. Thanks to the great work by the team, the graveyard is prepared and well presented for the winter months. The cemetery has many visitors between All Souls and Christmas time, so it’s nice to have it in a more respectful and fitting condition. I would also like to thank the supervisors for organising the day and the Limerick City & County Council for their support.”

Brian Henry, Limerick City & County Council, commented, “We are indebted to Limerick Civic Trust for their invaluable work. Projects like these make a big difference to so many in our community.”

Limerick Civic Trust is also involved with the restoration of the Mortuary Chapel at Mount Saint Lawrence cemetery. Work is progressing steadily with the total restoration and refurbishment of the apse roof near completion.

The Limerick Civic Trust, which was formally constituted in 1983, is an independent, non-profit making voluntary society. It is mainly supported from donations by industry, business, charitable trusts and individuals. Its mission is to improve Limerick’s city environment through positive action.

Seventh Series of Exploratory Lectures on Limerick’s Unique Built Heritage

Limerick City and County Council will host the seventh series of exploratory lectures on Limerick’s unique built heritage this autumn.

The lectures look at a variety of architecture through the ages including the earliest houses from pre-history in Lough Gur, the great castles and range of medieval art and architecture in the region, the consideration of hidden dwellers in our buildings and structures, and the contemporary domestic design for 21st century Limerick. (more…)

Appeal for new members

Limerick Civic Trust is inviting the people of Limerick to help us in our mission to undertake an ongoing programme of project work for the betterment of Limerick.

Membership / Donations

Membership of Limerick Civic Trust is welcomed from all sections of our Community. We have a range of membership categories to accommodate all interested people and business concerns. (more…)

A walk through history

Good Morning…
Have you taken part in our Medieval Englishtown Tour…

An informative tour that commences at the Bishops’ Palace (Civic Trust HQ) with an engaging and qualified guide. See and hear stories about King John’s Castle, The Toll House and The Treaty Stone.

One of many tours to experience at Limerick Civic Trust.

Launch of The Carrol Collection

the-carrol-collectionLimerick Civic Trust hosted a special reception to mark the re-opening of Limerick Civic Trust Carrol Collection in its new home, Bishops’ Palace, Kings Island, Limerick on Thursday 11 June 2015.

This very important exhibition brings together the military memorabilia and family heirlooms collected by five generations of the Carrol Family starting with Major General Sir William Parker Carrol. It includes memorabilia from the Peninsular campaign, the Boer War and both World Wars and many unique family pieces, all of which have been donated by June O’Carroll Robertson, the last living descendent of the family. June’s father Major General A.G. (Tony) O’Carroll-Scott wished for the family’s collection to be returned to Ireland. (more…)

Rare orchid blooming in Limerick City Graveyard

The process often starts with a planning stage in which plans are prepared by an architect and approved by the client and any regulatory authority. Then the site is cleared, foundations are laid and trenches for connection to services such as sewerage, water, and electricity are established.

Take a visit to the Limerick Milk Market

The Milk Market in Limerick makes for a beautiful setting for one of Ireland’s foremost Farmer’s Market. Limerick’s Farmers Market has grown in stature in recent years. A favourite among food writers and public alike, no visit to Limerick is complete without a visit to the market. Sample the culinary delights of Ireland with Irish cheeses, fish, seaweeds, sausages, jams, chutneys, breads, chocolate and fresh pressed apple juice.