Limerick’s Castles are an iconic element of the landscape. The aim of the Owner’s Network is to raise awareness of their heritage, address basic maintenance, legislation and general advice. The 2021 project will hold a seminar for owners to meet specialists and to draft a template guide for best practice.
The masonry castles are a finite resource and, although originally well built, they have been ruinous usually since the late 17th century. Long-term deterioration in addition to the pressures from climate change mean that measures to halt the process of decay are urgent.
The Network will educate and empower local owners to appreciate and monitor their castles. This will provide up-to-date information on the condition of the structures. The owners will be provided with support from the Network. They will be able to access best heritage practice for on-going maintenance.
Four specialist speakers will provide evening seminars/workshops in November 2021. Dates and times to be confirmed. The project will be facilitated by Limerick City & County Councils Executive Archaeologist, Sarah McCutcheon.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.