Restoration of Kilmallock West Wall shortlisted for three awards

  • Kilmallock Bridge and West Wall Walkway Opening
The official opening of The West Wall Walkway, Kilmallock. (Pic: Don Moloney)

Kilmallock’s rich and unique heritage has been recognised with three separate organisations shortlisting the West Walls Walkway project in the town for awards. Following the completion of the Kilmallock West Wall Walkway project, parts of the historic town wall became visible again for the first time in generations.

Limerick City and County Council lead the project to conserve more than 500 metres of the West Wall and create a walkway along the route, allowing locals and visitors alike to experience the wall for the first time, as up until now as the wall had been on private property.

The project has now been shortlisted for three awards:

  • Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government – Heritage and Built Environment
  • Engineers Ireland – Heritage and Conservation
  • Irish Building and Design Awards – Heritage/ Conservation/ Cultural Project of the Year

Other projects shortlisted for the Irish Building and Design Awards include:

  • Architectural Project of the Year - Gardens International Development: Limerick 2030
  • Tourism & Hospitality Project of the Year - Nicholas Street Regeneration
  • Fit Out Project of the Year - N/M20 Project Office, Lissanalta House
  • Commercial / Office Building Project of the Year - Gardens International Development Limerick 2030

Meanwhile in addition to the shortlisting of the West Wall Walkway Kilmallock in the Heritage and Built Environment category for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for 2019, Limerick City and County Council is also in the running for 11 other Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

The Awards highlight the important work that is carried out by local authorities for the benefit of local communities.

The 12 shortlisted projects are:



Age Friendly Initiative (New for 2019)

The Acorn Project (in partnership with Fingal and Meath County Councils)

Health & Wellbeing

We're Breastfeeding Friendly Limerick

Promoting Economic Development

The Bays – Moyross Training Facility

Local Authority Innovation

The LITe Programme

Sustainable Environment

Reuse not Single Use

Best Library Service

Watch House Cross Community Library Autism Friendly Resource

Sustaining the Arts

The Autonomy Project

Festival of the Year

Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019

Outstanding initiative through the Municipal Districts

Enhancing the Urban Environment

Derelict and Vacancy Initiative

Heritage and Built Environment

West Wall Walkway Kilmallock

Commemorations and Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries Commemoration 2019 Limerick

Sean Coughlan, Deputy Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council and the Director responsible for the Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District said: “The shortlisting for all these awards showcases the range and depth of the work that the Council does. We work in partnership with communities to unearth and realise the potential in projects and we work together to achieve this. They are a fantastic sign of the commitment shown from our staff and the vision and confidence from the elected members to support these projects.”

“In particular I’m delighted that the Kilmallock West Wall Project is in the running for several awards. As director responsible for the municipal district, I was involved with the project from the start and know the commitment and hard work all those involved put in to ensure the project was a success.”

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