Monday September 28, 2020

This Life: Building a picture of Limerick

When Mike Fitzpatrick took over as director of the Limerick City of Culture the project was in disarray, writes Catherine Murphy.

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Mike Fitzpatrick, artistic director, Limerick City of Culture 2014, pictured at Curragower Falls in Limerick. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

When Mike Fitzpatrick became head of school at the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009, he had a clear run at putting his stamp on it. Despite education cuts, student figures increased by 30 per cent in the years following his appointment.

The slate was nowhere near as clean when he took over as director of the Limerick City of Culture project in April, following an interim three-month period in the same role. The project...

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