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Exploring Limerick’s Street Art

Renowned street artists from all over the world come to Limerick to make their mark, and what they leave behind are vibrant, evocative, uniting murals and messages.

Here’s a collection of some of Limerick’s most stunning street art as photographed by the

Dodo Reddan

One of Limerick’s most colourful and memorable characters is immortalised in a giant street mural in the heart of her hometown. Legendary Limerick lady, Dodo Reddan (1922-1995), whose real name was Hanora Quirke, was renowned for her two passions in life, her great love of dogs and rugby. Located at at Sráid an Ceoil, St. John’s Pavilion.

Strength in Fragility

Strength in Fragility by Emic was commissioned to bring hope and comfort to the people of Limerick as they continue to survive and support each other throughout the pandemic. The mural highlights how inspiring the people of Limerick have been in coming together to show support, friendship and strong sense of community spirit which is so inherent in Limerick. 

Dolores O’Riordan

This RGB-style mural immortalises The Cranberries lead singer at the peak of her career, honours her contribution to music and celebrates her proud connection to Limerick. The work of artist Aches, it was commissioned by Draw Out and funded by Limerick City and County Council as part of Celebrating Women in Limerick’s History series to recognise and honour influential and powerful women in Limerick, past and present. Located on Castle Street, Limerick (right across from King John’s Castle)

Constance Smith

Born in Limerick in 1928, Constance Smith became a world renowned Hollywood  actress and feature film favourite. She fought to be recognised as a leading-role star and although her life was troubled, her tenacity is what defined her and garnered her a reputation for being strong willed and fierce and for always staying connected to her Limerick roots by refusing to change her name just to please the film industry. This mural by Subset is located at Treaty City Brewery, 24-25 Nicholas Street.

We Are All In This Together

Another reminder of how resilient and strong Limerick’s community spirit is. As we struggle to deal with isolation and uncertainty throughout lockdown, this positive message by Jonathan Noonan reminds passers-by that they are not alone – there is hope, there is a kind and strong community and we can reach out for support from our neighbours, friends and local support services. Located at the Athlunkard Street/Island Road junction.

St.John’s Brass & Reed Band Commemoration

St. John’s Brass and Reed Band has been an intrinsic part of the ceremonial history of Limerick for over 150 years. To recognise and celebrate the contribution and representation of Limerick City, this mural by Decoy and Without Matter commemorates the band’s 150th anniversary, referencing an iconic image from 1958 of Jimmy McCormack (right, current President and member) and Kevin Greaney (left, former band member). Located on the Garryowen Road.

Sionna

Situated in a prime location between Medieval Limerick and the Georgian grid, this mural by Bold Detail cleverly depicts a ‘Georgian doorway’ between the city’s two areas. Borrowing from Georgian architecture which sometimes features Greek or Roman gods and goddesses, this colourful mural located in Bridge Street celebrates Limerick’s local legend Sionna, the Goddess of the Shannon.

Cathair Grá

Artist Eoin Barry’s project ‘Cathair Grá’ repurposed 45 electrical boxes as canvases across Limerick!

The ‘Fishermen’

Fintan Magee’s beautifully illustrated ‘The Fishermen’ adorns this building on Roches Street, Limerick.

It Will Rise With The Moon

An enduring 3D poetry street art installation by Emer Hayes, Stanzas introduced to the city as part of the city’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020. Best viewed from O’Callaghan Strand at low tide.

Maser X Askew One

New Zealander Askew One collaborated with Irish artist Maser to combine two unique techniques resulting in this amazing mural on Little William Street, Limerick.

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Stanzas

Limerick 2020’s summer campaign ‘Stanzas’ brought 3D poetry to life across the city with quotes appearing in mystery locations. The recently added image was not part of the original installation!

Sleeping Patterns

Two like-minded painters from South London, Church of Best Ever created this opposing yet complementary piece at Bank Place, Limerick.

Love Me So

Artist Dermot McConaghy is to thank for these haunting masterpieces in the Biodiversity Garden on Thomas Street, Limerick. 

Maser for TLC

Renowned Irish street artist Maser collaborated with Team Limerick Clean Up to upscale a disused building in Limerick city centre. The building on Thomas Street, was completely transformed by the Maser TLC colourful street art design that celebrates the success of Team Limerick Clean-up.

Source: www.limerick.ie

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