Limerick, Ireland: A City About Faces

If you’ve read my past blog posts, then you’d know that one of my favorite things to do when I go to a new city is to just walk around and explore.  As an outsider looking in, I get a small thrill observing the hustle and bustle of the people scurrying off to work, discovering new restaurants and cuisines, and stumbling upon unique facets of the place.

This year, Limerick was designated the “city of culture” putting on events throughout the year promoting the visual arts, stage performances, film, music, fashion, and craft in Ireland. I didn’t experience any of the scheduled events taking place there, but I did see the city’s culture…a common theme…a city of faces. 

This gorgeous modern art piece was on the side of a building in an alley…

Wall Art

At first glance, I didn’t see its hidden intricacies…did you?

See the face?

See the face?

On a brick wall adorning an organic garden near a parking garage of all places, I admired the beauty of this girl.  I love her expression.


On the wall opposite of her, was this beautiful woman…


Adjacent to King John’s Castle, was this throw back to the city’s historical roots…


And contemporary cartoonish pieces on doors…

Don’t forget to look up…


And probably my favorite piece because of its message …


Limerick certainly is a city of culture, but you don’t need a scheduled event to experience it.  Its culture is all around you if you choose to see it.

For more information on Limerick and its 2014 city of culture events, click here.


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