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Mary Immaculate College


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  • Founded in 1898 by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy and the Bishop of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College is the oldest ‘third-level’ institution in Limerick.
  • The mission of this institution was to provide education and professional training for female teachers for the Catholic national school system, which it still does to this day.
  • The original structure was designed by architect W.H. Byrne; a newer flank of the college was designed in 1956 by Andy Devane, an architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • This site was one of 23 venues for the 31st edition of EVA in 2007, curated by Klaus Ottmann (b. 1964, Germany).
  • Mary Immaculate College was one of numerous sites for a project by Miriam Lohan (b. 1975, Ireland), titled Ringing Limerick. On 7 May 2007, between 11:15am and 11:45am, the artist organised 13 churches around Limerick city to ring their bells simultaneously.
  • This performance was recorded and available to listen to after the event.

Artwork presented at this venue

Miriam Lohan, Ringing Limerick, 2007.