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Sarsfield House


Sarsfield House, Francis Street, LimerickGoogle MapsArrow
  • One of Limerick’s most recognisable buildings, this modernist structure facing the River Shannon was built on the former site of the Curragower Mills in 1971, to the design of Patrick Rooney Architects.
  • The building is often the topic of debate in Limerick, with some calling it an eyesore, and others celebrating the boldness of its design. It is currently set for demolition under the Limerick 2030 development plans.
  • Sarsfield House is home to the Revenue Commissioners governmental agency and accommodates approximately 1,000 staff over six floors of office space.
  • This site was one of 26 listed venues for the 22nd edition of EVA in 1998, curated by Paul M. O’Reilly (b. 1934, USA).
  • Tim Humphries (b. 1973, Ireland) created a site-specific light installation at this building titled If you question it, will you come? (1998). The work involved selecting a number of office lights to remain on at night, which – when illuminated together – spelt the word PUBLIC across the entire length of the building.

Artwork presented at this venue

Tim Humphries, If you question it, will you come?, 1998.