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Irish Hotels Federation Supports Limerick Civic Trust

Brian Harrington, Chairperson Irish Hotels Federation, Shannon Branch presenting a cheque to David O’Brien, Limerick Civic Trust. Photograph Paul Mullins Photography.

Irish Hotels Federation Supports Limerick Civic Trust

The Shannon Branch of Irish Hotels Federation has donated €3,000 to support the work of Limerick Civic Trust on August 28, 2018. 

On presenting the cheque, Brian Harrington, Chairperson Irish Hotels Federation, Shannon Branch, said, “We chose to make a contribution to Limerick Civic Trust to support the marvellous work that the Trust does, including the protection and enhancement of our built heritage, which is a very important element of our growing appeal to Limerick’s visitors.”



David O’Brien said, “We are thrilled to receive this donation which will be used to complete another phase of converting St Munchin’s Church into a Military Museum. As with all large historic building projects, the conversion is costly and Limerick Civic Trust, as a voluntary organisation, is dependent on external support. We are extremely grateful to the Federation for this generous donation.”

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The Irish Hotels Federation Shannon Branch presented a cheque to Limerick Civic Trust, in attendance were (Back row): Ray Lynch, Abbey Court Hotel, Nico Hernandez, The Inn at Dromoland, John Madden, Temple Gate Hotel, Dermot Kelly, South Court Hotel, David O Brien, CEO, Limerick Civic Trust, Brian Harrington, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa (Chairperson, IHF Shannon Branch) Photograph Paul Mullins Photography.

Earlier this year, Limerick Civic Trust launched a campaign to help raise €350,000 so it can complete the conversion of St Munchin’s Church into a Military Museum which began in 2016. This will allow Limerick Civic Trust to speed up the conservation work and to specifically improve accessibility, make minor roof repairs, install a new floor and bathrooms and fit out an appropriate controlled environmental system for the safeguarding of the collections.

Demonstrating further support for Limerick Civic Trust, the Irish Hotels Federation, Shannon Branch, held its monthly meeting in the Limerick Civic Trust’s Boardroom in Bishop’s Palace which is now available for hire.  The private meeting room provides a unique, striking and intimate meeting space.  With breath-taking views of the River Shannon and King John’s Castle, it is the ideal setting for board meetings, brainstorming sessions or a strategy off-site day.

Limerick Civic Trust, which was formed in 1983, is an independent, non-profit making voluntary society.  It is mainly supported through donations from local government, industry, business, and individuals.  Its mission is to protect and enhance Limerick’s heritage and environment through conservation and preservation, improving civic amenities and education and research.

The Trust undertakes projects that make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.  Whether it is improving or maintaining a graveyard, a riverside walk, community garden or City Street, the Trust’s work aims to promote civic pride.  The Trust also undertakes conservation and preservation projects as well as Educational and Research work.

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