Limerick Public Realm Strategy

Open22 Nov, 2022, 5:00pm - 1 Jun, 2024, 5:00pm

The Limerick Public Realm Strategy will explore the current condition of central Limerick's cityscape, it’s network of public and green spaces, and will set out a vision and strategy for improvements to guide investment and development in the future. The strategy will look to further the previous innovative steps which have already been taken in Limerick such as the creation of pedestrianised zones, the rejuvenation of O'Connell Street, and the development of the quay walks. It will also seek to knit together links between existing Limerick strategy documents, and will be consistent with the aims of the 2022-2028 Development Plan.

There are 4 stages in the production of the Strategy.

  • Stage 1 Inception, involves data gathering, speaking with elected members, and includes an online survey for citizens to partake in which will give insight towards future Stages.
  • Stage 2 Context Appraisal, involves consolidating the information gathered as part of Stage 1, reviewing survey feedback, and hosting a further consultation event which will take place in mid-January.
  • Stage 3 Preliminary Report will capture additional stakeholder observations and analysis, refining the vision, and developing public realm typologies.
  • Stage 4 will include the production of an SEA Screening Report and AA Screening Report, and the production of the Draft & Final Strategy following further extensive consultation and engagement.

We would love to update you on the project as it progresses and evolves with your input. Please visit for key dates such as public events and Project Milestones.

Limerick Public Realm Strategy - 

Public Event @ Citizen Innovation Lab 24/03/23

Would you like to have a say on Limerick City's Public spaces and how they could be improved?

We would appreciate your views on your experience of the City Centre, good and bad.

Please join us at the Citizen Innovation Lab on Sarsfield Street this Friday 24th March, between 11am & 5pm.

Refreshments will be provided. 

What are we doing?
Limerick City and County Council in collaboration with Land Use Consultants (LUC) are developing a plan to look more closely at the public spaces within the central area of Limerick; streets, squares, laneways, linkages, riverside, bridges, parks and green spaces. The value of public spaces Public spaces profoundly shape our day-to-day experience of the city. They are used for getting around, socialising, gathering, and for participating in Limerick’s public life.
Well-conceived, attractive and looked after public space can serve a critical role in enhancing the health and well-being of people, bringing vibrancy and vitality to the urban environment.

How you can help
We want to explore, how we might make the city centre a more attractive, appealing and better functioning place for all its users; how we keep it safe and inviting, day and night, for everyone to enjoy, and how we make it easy for people, regardless of their age, ability or circumstances, to move about it freely.

The Exhibition
The display provides background information to the strategy, a snapshot of the work completed to date and results of our recent online survey, which had over 860 responses. There are opportunities to contribute your feedback and to participate in some activities too.


Thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit, and for giving your views on Limerick City's Public Realm.


Limerick Public Realm Strategy- Online Survey- Now Closed

Would you like to have a say on Limerick City's Public spaces and how they could be improved?

We would appreciate your views on your experience of the City Centre, good and bad.

By taking part in this online survey, your voice will help to inform how we design and manage the public realm in the future.

There are 15 questions to answer and the expected completion time is just 5-10 minutes.