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The Autonomy Project 2018 to encourage us to question our autonomy in society

The Autonomy Project bursts into life on Monday, April 2. The project will create a multi-genre installation performance that questions our autonomy in society.

Dance Artist & designer of The Autonomy Project, Lisa McLoughlin says that “The Autonomy Project, is an exciting and ambitious large-scale arts collaboration. It draws on the best of collaboration, in that all of the youth groups and artists have full autonomy over their work to fully realise their vision, this is then combined to give multiple perspectives on a single theme. I am so appreciative of the Limerick City and County Arts Office for the support. Collaborating and developing my initial concept and to Arts Council for their support through the Invitation to collaboration scheme. We have so much on offer, from April 2 – 7, presenting Limerick’s finest youth groups alongside the work of leading professional artists. There will be dance, music, film, circus & visual art, across two venues, The Sailors home and Dance Limerick this promises to be a treat for the senses!”

In The Sailors Home, there will be original works by Visual Artist Seamus Nolan (F**k IMMA), Performance Artist Fergus Byrne (Future Histories), Performing Artist Deirdre Murphy (Capitalism the Musical), Sound installation by Siobhan Kavanagh (Doom Opera) and Adam Gibney (Euclid, I miss you), Dance Artist Lisa McLoughlin (Anima).

These events take place on April 2, 4 and 5 at both 7 pm & 8 pm as well as April 6 – 7 at 5 pm & 6 pm.


In conjunction with The Sailors Home, The Autonomy Project will also present as part of Limerick Fringe, A showcase of Original work created by our youth group partners: Limerick Youth Theatre, Dance Limerick, Music Generation and GOSHH along with two outstanding professional performances, Goblom (Ella Clarke and Caitríona Ní Mhurchú) and the Circus Co Maleta.

 The dates for this event are April 6 at 8 pm and April 7 at 3 pm & 8 pm

Tickets are €10 for each performance or €17 for both Sailors Home and Dance Limerick and can be purchased on

The Autonomy Project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and developed by Limerick City and County Arts Office.


To read our interview with Lisa McLoughlin click here.

To read more about Fringe Festival click here.

To find out more about the Autonomy Project click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.