Re: Re: Limerick Leader Article- FYI
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Looks like two of the main anchor tenants for the opera centre might be M+S and Brown Thomas, does this imply that Brown thomas on O’Connell street is going to be re-developed after the move?
If auctioneer Pat Kearney can convince the directors of Brown Thomas in Dublin to move to the Opera Centre, then this would definitely unlock the cityâ€™s premier commercial site for re-development. Ideally such a re-development opportunity should extend as far back as Little Catherine Street!
Work begins in New Year on Hayes’ birthplace
Limerick Leader Petula Martyn
THE â‚¬2m restoration of 4 Patrick Street, the birthplace of Limerick’s most famous operatic soprano, will begin in early 2008 as part of the â‚¬250m Opera Centre development.
Limerick Civic Trust plans to restore the 19th century architectural decor of the Georgian house to what it was when Catherine Hayes spent her childhood on Patrick Street.
Number 4, Patrick Street was built in the early 1700’s and is an important example of early Georgian architecture as well as being one of the first developments in Newtown Pery. The building consisted of a shop front with four storeys over a basement.
It was donated to the Trust by Suneil Sharma of Regeneration Developments, the company developing ‘The Opera Centre’ – named in honour of Catherine Hayes. The building is currently in ruinous disrepair but the Trust have begun a fundraising campaign to raise â‚¬2 million to faithfully restore the opera singer’s home.