SAINT JOHNS DISUSED ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LIMERICK [NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE NEARBY CATHEDRAL]-130659

SAINT JOHNS DISUSED ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LIMERICK [NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE NEARBY CATHEDRAL]-130659
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Located on the site of an eleventh-century church, Saint John’s was oriented to address the open north side of John’s Square.

This important historic site is adjacent to the former John’s Gate and the town walls where the existing Citadel is located and incorporated within Saint John’s Hospital.

The current church fell into disuse more than 40 years ago because the Anglican population of Limerick was not large enough to support the church and it was taken over by Limerick Corporation in 1975.

The Daghdha Dance Company, which was formed by Teresa Leahy and Mary Nunan at the University of Limerick in 1988, was based in the building until March 2011. It is now used as a performance space by Dance Limerick who have offices the Square.

This visit I got the impression that there is, or has been, a problem with vandalism as I noticed that extra security has been added so some of the vaults.