Limerick, Ireland

Limerick Open Research Event

EVA are happy to announce a one day schedule of cultural meanderings through Limerick City and County, led by Bernardine Carroll and Carl Doran, on Friday 23 August. The schedule includes visits to key sites of social and political history, as well as introductions to environmental issues of the region.

The event is free and open to the public, but numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential. The schedule will begin from 10am and will conclude at 4pm. A minibus will be provided. Attendees are advised to bring their own refreshments and wet weather clothing. Please contact to book a place.

This public event also forms part of the research process for artists Bora Baboci (Albania) and Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan (Romania), undertaking residencies in Limerick through August in the development of new commissioned artwork for the 39th EVA International. The residencies are supported by the MagiC Carpets platform programme (


Schedule (Friday 23 August)
Limerick City
Led by Bernardine Carroll
09.45: Meeting point at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay, Limerick
10.00: Walking tour commences
12:00: Tour ends

Askeaton / Knockpatrick
Led by Carl Doran
13:00: Bus pick up point, City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick
14:00: Arrive Askeaton / Knockpatrick, tour commences
16.00: Finish and return to Limerick


Bernardine Carroll is a cultural project manager and creative producer based in Limerick. She has a background in delivering programmes connected with communities of place and interest and responding to the issues that effect the societies we live in. She has worked in Ireland and internationally on projects ranging from community art commissions in rural Ireland to humanitarian arts programmes in IDP Camps in post-earthquake Nepal.

Carl Doran is an artist based in Limerick. In addition to his artistic practice, he is also the founder / director of Gallery Interlude, which serves as a pop up exhibition space and lobbying podium for sustainable art spaces in Limerick city, promoting the work and contribution of Contact Studios. He has been a team member of Askeaton Contemporary Arts since 2007.