Produced by: Gemma Stack, Gem Productions
Interview with Niamh Brown and Mary Conlon
Duration: 1min, 43sec.
Ormston House, Cultural Resource Centre, Patrick Street, Limerick City
Date: 1870, reconstructed within, c. 1990
As part of the 'Architecture is Story' theme for the 2017 festival, a short film with our friends at Ormston House, Cultural Resource Centre with some lovely stories about Limerick's first self-service supermarket!.
Ormston House is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick City. We opened in 2011 as a Cultural Resource Centre to create new opportunities for artists and arts workers.
This fine late nineteenth-century former commercial building was inspired by the Venetian palazzi, its Italianate style is informed by Victorian travel to the Veneto. While the renovation of this structure involved large-scale alterations, the façade retains enough architectural significance and streetscape prominence.