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  • There are many different interpretations of how Thomas Street got its name. One account refers to Thomas Knox, who married Edmund Sexton Pery’s daughter Diana in 1785. Another account refers to Thomas Unthank, who was a prominent Limerick merchant.
  • This site was one of a number of city centre locations for 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.