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Mayor welcomes reopening of Limerick including Libraries, Limerick Museum and Gallery of Art 



Reopening of Limerick – Libraries around Limerick, Limerick Art Gallery and Limerick Museum pictured above, will all be reopening from today, May 11 

Mayor welcomes reopening of Limerick including Libraries, Limerick Museum and Gallery of Art 

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has welcomed the reopening of Limerick today May 11.   

Places reopening today include Limerick Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, and Limerick’s Libraries.




Reopening of Limerick

Mayor of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins pictured above

The cultural institutions have welcomed visitors back this morning for the first time this year as they had been closed due to Covid-19 public health measures.  

Limerick Museum located in the Priory of the former Franciscan’s Church on Henry Street and Limerick City Gallery of Art on Pery Square, opened their doors this morning.  

Members of the public now have a chance to see the At Home on the Farm exhibition featuring five local farms at Limerick City Gallery of Art. The exhibition, which had been available virtually can now be seen in person, while a new exhibition, Skin Deep, by Mary Ruth Walsh will open on Friday 14 May.  

Limerick Museum has a treasure trove of pieces and artefacts retracing Limerick’s history on display.  

Both Limerick City Gallery of Art and Limerick Museum have free admission and no pre-booking is required.  

Limerick City Gallery of Art is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.  

Limerick Museum is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm.  

Limerick’s Libraries reopen to the public allowing people to browse and select their books. Reading spaces or access to the internet is not available under the current government guidelines.  

A full list of Library opening times is available on Please note that the Granary Library is not reopening.  

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “I am delighted that we are starting to get back to our normal everyday lives with the re-opening of the libraries, museum and gallery.” They are important outlets for us where we can learn about our history, open our minds and experience new things.”  

He added, “They have provided a great service online when they were closed but it really is important that these institutions open their doors and welcome visitors old and new.” 


For more information on places reopening in Limerick go HERE

For more stories on Libraries go HERE 


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