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Limerick City Gallery of Art moves to Istabraq Hall

May 2010
Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick

On Sunday 23 May 2010,  the Carnegie Building housing Limerick City Gallery of Art will close its doors ahead of an exciting redevelopment to provide better services for its growing visitor numbers.  For the duration of this closure Limerick City Gallery of Art will be located off-site temporarily at Limerick City Council, Istabraq Hall, Merchants Quay.  Limerick City Gallery of Art will return to the Carnegie Building in 2011.  
Limerick City Council
Istabraq Hall
Merchants Quay
Limerick, Ireland
Tel: 00353 (0) 61310633
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm.  Closed weekends.
Click here for directions to our new location 
The Limerick City Gallery of Art Phase II Development, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Limerick City Council is a large scale redevelopment of the historic Carnegie Building that will provide necessary infrastructure and facilities for the gallery and its valuable collection.  The aim is to develop the gallery in a manner that preserves the original building but re-orientates it to give access towards the wonderful People’s Park on which the building stands.  The new development will upgrade the existing exhibition spaces and provide a purpose-built Permanent Collection storage area, a multi-purpose space for kids and community activities and a large Café/Library/Social space.  
The project will complete the Phase II of the Plan for the Carnegie Building, devised by architect John O'Reilly with the award-winning Murray O'Laoire Architects, to add light-filled spaces with clear glazed walls to the main route through the City Park , providing an open invitation to Limerick City Gallery of Art's activities to the passing public.  

Capital funding under the ACCESS II scheme is directed at the provision of high standard arts and culture infrastructure projects that deliver greatly enhanced facilities and expand opportunities across the country for increased access to and participation in arts, culture and heritage events and initiatives. The primary focus of the scheme is the refurbishment and enhancement of existing arts and culture facilities and support for new building projects in strategic geographic locations.

For details on our off-site programmes and updates on the redevelopment and


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