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Ellen Street


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  • Ellen Street is named after Ellen Arthur, a member of a prominent merchant family which had roots in Limerick dating back to the medieval period.
  • One half of the street now forms part of the Opera Site development, which will see this area completely transformed by 2030.
  • This site was one of a number of city centre locations for artist Regina Corcoran’s (Ireland) work Alternative Gardens – an urban nature trail (2005), which guided people to locations where weeds were naturally occurring in the urban environment.
  • The artist described her intentions to ‘explore fracture points where nature and civilisation collide and overlap within the urban environment’. The work was designed to encourage ‘people to question their perception of value and order’ and ‘explore the potential of alternatives offered by a world largely disregarded as something quite separate to the human condition’.

Artwork presented at this venue

Regina Corcoran, Alternative Gardens – an urban nature trail, 2005.