Limerick’s Heritage Art Competition

Winners of the Limerick’s Heritage Art Competition for young people.

*This competition is now closed*

Limerick City and County Council would like to thank the teachers of the participating schools for encouraging their students to enter the Limerick’s Heritage Art Competition for young people.

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Doon National School taking in the ancient folklore and history of Lough Gur
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Cloverfield National School taking a tour of Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Twenty five young artists entered the competition for nine prizes. The jury panel consisted of representatives of Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Educate Centre.

Winners - Built Heritage


First Prize: Lorna Donegan, Martinstown National School, 5th Class.

Trophy for the winner.
Digital Medieval Workshop (A Norman’s Life) and a guided tour of King John’s Castle for the winner’s class.


Second Prize: Ashling Farrell, Herbertstown National School, 6th Class.

Walking Tour of Limerick by Limerick City Walking Tours and the Hunt Museum, the Georgian Quarter or the Medieval Quarter for the winner’s class.


Third Prize: Cian Fitzgibbon, Scoil Naomh Iosef, Dromcollogher, 5th Class.

One day workshop with the Heritage Council’s ‘Heritage in Schools’ programme for the winner’s class.

Winners - Natural Heritage


First Prize: Aoibhe Rodahan, Cloverfield National School, 4th class.

Trophy for the winner. Outdoor guided tour of Lough Gur including Grange Stone Circle for the winners class.


Second Prize: Clodagh Davis, Martinstown National School, 6th Class.

Guided tour of Griston Bog Outdoor Classroom, Ballyhoura Failte, for the winner’s class.


Third Prize: Nathan Conway Lane, Herbertstown National School, 5th class.

One day workshop with the Heritage Council’s ‘Heritage in Schools’ programme for the winner’s class.

Winners - Cultural Heritage


First Prize: Emmett Roche, Christian Brothers Primary School, Doon, 4th Class.

Trophy for the winner. Lough Gur and Hunt Museum one day package for the winner’s class.


Second Prize: Aoife Barry, Cloverfield National School, 4th class.

Guided tour of Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum for the winner’s class.


Third Prize: Patrick O’Dea, Cloverfield National School, 6th Class.

One day workshop with the Heritage Council’s ‘Heritage in Schools’ programme for the winner’s class.

Aim of the Competition

The aim of this competition is to raise awareness of heritage in Limerick City and County among primary school children and their communities. 

For the purposes of this project the following are the categories for entries:

  • Built heritage: historic buildings and man-made structures of architectural merit including bridges, canal buildings, monuments, historic town walls, traditional streetscapes, traditional stone walls and gateways, roadside milestones, archaeological features, and rural farm buildings.
  • Natural heritage: landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna, wildlife habitats, inland waterways.
  • Cultural: local history, folklore, place names, local traditions.

To promote an appreciation of Limerick’s heritage in the wider community, to highlight that heritage is under pressure from the demands of modern living. 

About the Competition

To encourage young people to celebrate and use their diverse artistic skills to express their understanding of Limerick’s heritage.

Children were invited to illustrate through art an item under one of the headings as above (Built heritage, natural heritage, or cultural heritage). 

Submit 2 - 3 sentences to accompany the entry, to identify the heritage item and its location, outlining why they consider the heritage item/theme they have chosen to be important for future generations.

We ask participating schools to encourage children to discuss the competition at home further assisting in raising awareness of Limerick’s rural and urban heritage. Key criteria for selecting winners will be the focus on individuality, imagination, and creative ideas, rather than technical artistic ability. 

Winning entries are published by Limerick City and County Council in the forthcoming Limerick’s Heritage Plan and the Limerick City and County Development Plan. 

Contact Information

For further information about Limerick’s Heritage Art Competition contact Bernadette Collins Cassidy.

Phone: +353 61 557236

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