The People’s Park is the main park in Limerick and was initially developed in 1835 as part of the Pery Square development. The intended plan was to surround the park with housing but a decline in the economy and the onset of the Great Irish Famine meant the development ran out of funding. The park was later officially opened in 1877 in memory of Richard Russell, an important local business man. The park has a 19th century bandstand, an ornate drinking fountain, two gazebos, a memorial to Thomas Spring Rice (MP of the City 1820-1832), a memorial garden and a playground.
Beside the park you will find Limerick City Gallery of Art–one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th -21st century art in all media. The gallery is housed in the Carnegie Building which is a two storey building with 650 square meters of exhibition space between the two floors & a café which looks onto the People’s Park at the rear of the gallery.
Open Daily Year Round
Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland
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