Exploring my 5km radius from my home during Covid-19 lockdown I got to see in 'real life' two vocational schools Andy Devane designed on the Crumlin Road in Dublin. This made me think of a vocational school in his home city which was not just the first female vocational school in the county, but also the country.
The building as seen from the opposite quay. Its roof competes with that of
the late medieval ruin Fanning's Castle for dominance of the skyline.
|Site before construction of the school
"A New Architectural Asset"
|A 1960s postcard
The building as it appeared in the Irish Builder in 1939.
It was held as an an example of the contribution Limerick
was making to modern Irish architecture.
The original metal newel still remains at the foot
of the terrazzo staircase
|Lecture rooms still retain original ceiling height