Re: Re: Architectural heritage of Limerick

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@rumpelstiltskin wrote:

the old Dunnes building

That would make a fabulous location for a public building or museum as it has a great view of the castle and with a river front too, there is lots of possibilities. I had hoped something would be done with it, but as far as I know it is still owned by Dunnes Stores.

@bjg wrote:

if the hoteliers of Limerick want an extra €52 million in revenue, let them pay for the proposed museum or gallery. I can’t imagine what could be used to fill it — or where the money would come from. Cheap, low-cost attractions

You missed the point (neg attitude too), that was the lowest spend expected of a visitor, they’ll spend money in shops, restaurants, transport. Cheap and cheerful, oh great, try and build an international tourist campaign around that. The Bilbao effect has been well documented, sure it has it’s problems, but overall it gave the city a serious re-branding and increased tourist numbers significantly. Paying for, Municipal bonds could be an option.

International tourists! What do you visit when you go to a city for a weekend? Stay in a hotel, eat out and visit local attractions. In Limerick we have the following, please add if I’ve missed something:

    – King John’s Castle
    – Treaty Stone
    – Hunt Museum
    – Thomond Park
    – Limerick Art Gallery
    – Frank McCourt Museum
    – UL (art gallery in concert hall)
    – Limerick City Museum

Maybe this thread should be moved, or a new thread started. But I like the discussion.

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