Open House Tours

Mungret Monastic Complex and College Walking Tour


Event Type: Guided Walking Tour

When: Saturday 30th October

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Where: Mungret College


Capacity: 30 people

Cost: FREE



Mungret College


'A Thousand Years a Minute' has been promised by Nessan O Donoghue, local historian, known for his work with the Mungret Heritage Society. You are welcome to join Open House Limerick on Saturday the 30th of October on our 10-year Anniversary Festival Weekend.

Mungret was an early monastic site founded by Saint Nessan before 551 AD . Let Nessan (our local historian and not the monastery founder) paint the rich tapestry of history, from the multiple plundering's to the height of the monastery's powers. Not only will we follow the monastics complex's history from the fifth to the 12th century, but we will also delve into Mungret College's modern history from its establishment in 1882 until its closure in 1974. A tour not to be missed due to the potential for access to behind locked door locations and stories galore. Suitable for all ages with a level of exposure to the elements. Appropriate weatherproof clothing is recommended.

Please Note: Parking in front of Mungret Community College which is fronted by a large stone portico. Failing that there is plenty of space in the overflow Mungret Park carpark just past the Community College.


This project is funded by Limerick City and County Council’s Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2021/2022.

Open House Limerick 2021 is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Heritage Council and Limerick City and Council Culture and Arts Office.

Open House Limerick is sponsored by Roadstone and RIAI and supported by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Worldwide and