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Kemmy Painting Presented To Kemmy Business School

Pictured at the Kemmy painting event were, Brian McLoughlin, Chair Limerick Civic Trust, David O’Brien, CEO Limerick Civic Trust,  Jan O’Sullivan, TD and Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of Kemmy Business School, UL. Photo: Alan Place

Limerick Civic Trust commissioned a painting of Jim Kemmy, the former mayor of Limerick, for the Kemmy Business School (KBS) at University of Limerick which was named in his memory.

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Pictured at the Kemmy painting event was Jan O’Sullivan, TD. Photo: Alan Place

The powerful portrait, painted by Limerick Civic Trust’s in-house artist Marjorie Daly, was unveiled by Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. at a special ceremony with Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of KBS.  Amongst the guests were family and friends of the late Jim Kemmy, the artist and the Labour party.




The new Kemmy painting now hangs outside the Dean’s office.

Following the presentation, David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust, said, “Limerick Civic Trust and UL have collaborated on a number of projects over the years and on a visit to the KBS last year I noticed a gap! The Kemmy painting will hang at eye level and afford passers-by a chance to get up close with big Jim. We are delighted that Marjorie has done such a wonderful job. Jim Kemmy was a champion for Limerick and social justice – it seems fitting that he takes pride of place in a business school carrying his name which prides itself on having the credentials for business ethics and community spirit.”

Limerick Civic Trust undertakes projects that make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.  Whether it’s improving or maintaining a graveyard, river 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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