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02 March 2015

1930s – Lyric Cinema, Glentworth Street, Limerick

Situated on Glentworth Street and on the site of a former Masonic Hall, closed in 1976. The building was demolished in 1981.

26 February 2015

1935 – Savoy Cinema, Bedford Row, Limerick

Architect: Leslie C. Norton The Savoy Cinema was designed by English architect Leslie C. Norton with an Art Deco exterior and atmospheric interior The Savoy featured both live stage shows as well as...

03 February 2015

1867 – Tait Memorial, Baker Place, Limerick

Architect: William E. Corbett Winner of first prize in an architectural competition to design a memorial to Alderman Peter Tait, Mayor of Limerick. Other entrants included William Fogerty, William Hague and William Stirling....

02 February 2015

Old Baal’s Bridge, Limerick

Medieval bridge with housing, demolished in the 1820s. During the demolition a significant archaeological object was found in the foundations of the old bridge – a brass Square of Freemasonry symbolism was found...

02 February 2015

1865 – High Altar of St Alphonsus Liguori, Limerick

Architect: George Goldie High altar and reredos, designed by George Goldie, in church previously constructed to the designs of Philip Hardwick.

02 February 2015

1788 – Unbuilt Design for Theatre, Limerick

Architect: James Lewis In the second volume of his Original Designs in Architecture, published in 1797, James Lewis included several designs for buildings in Ireland including this proposed theatre, ‘to be erected on...

27 January 2015

1835 – Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick

Architect: Alexander Nimmo When completed in 1835 after 11 years of construction, it was named Wellesley Bridge. The Limerick Bridge Commissioners were incorporated for the purpose of erecting the bridge and a floating...

04 May 2014

1290s – Thomondgate Bridge, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Thomondgate was part of the “Northern” Liberties granted to Limerick in 1216. This area was the border between Munster and Connacht until County Clare, which was created in 1565, was annexed by Munster...

07 March 2014

1858 – Cannock, Tait and Co. Department Store, Limerick

Architect: William Fogerty Part of the building was constructed in 1858 and described in The Irish Builder, February 1 1859: “Messrs. Cannock, Tait and Co’s premises occupy a plot of ground 210 feet...