Five evenings to appreciate Limerick’s unique built heritage

Tuesday 15th September 2015: Limerick City and County Council will host the seventh series of exploratory lectures on Limerick’s unique built heritage this autumn.

Publish Date: Tuesday 15th September 2015

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. 

Bernadette Collins Cassidy, Executive Planner with Limerick City and County Council said the series seeks to raise awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage.

“Limerick’s built heritage is a reflection of society past and present, its values, its fashions and trends. We have worked hard to provide a varied and interesting series and this year we have dedicated an evening to the value of buildings and structures for mammals and birds in terms of supporting biodiversity,” said Ms Collins Cassidy.

The lecture series is held biennially, and organised and funded by Limerick City and County Council. Members of the public are invited to attend and all lectures are free.

The series commences Tuesday, 29th September at 8pm in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel Adare and continues fortnightly until Tuesday, 24th November 2015.

The full programme is available to view on at the following link www.limerick.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/limericks_built_heritage_exploratory_lectures_2015.pdf.

The programme is determined by a multi-disciplinary team of Limerick City and County Council staff and will feature speakers specialising in a variety of areas including architecture, archaeology, history of art, and wildlife.

Brochures will be available at local libraries and from Customer Services in the Council offices in Merchant’s Quay, Dooradoyle, Rathkeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West.
 

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