Readers of this blog will be aware that the old Jesuit Church on O’Connell Street has been on the property market for some time. The asking price for the church itself and the adjoining building was reportedly in the region of €500 – €600,000. There had been talk about the city council purchasing it and using it as the new location for Limerick City library, which is to be relocated from its current premises in the Granary on Michael Street. In any other city, for this price, and for this quality of building, the local authority would have jumped at the chance to purchase it. Alas, Limerick City Council has let the opportunity slip by and the buildings have been snapped up by a private entity. I’ll post more once further details emerge.
Some earlier posts on this subject can be found by clicking the links below.