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Bourn Vincent Gallery

The William & Elizabeth Bourn Vincent Gallery

The William & Elizabeth Bourn Vincent Gallery was opened on 21 September 1993 by Dr A.J.F O'Reilly, Chief Executive, H J Heinz. The creation of this Art Gallery by the University represents the coming of age of a policy. This policy has sought to encourage the exhibition of noteworthy examples of visual art.

The Gallery is named after the Bourn Vincent family, who in earlier centuries played a prominent role in the civic life of Limerick City, having contributed six Mayors between 1703 and 1803. Their extraordinary acts of generosity to this country may not be widely known, but they have rarely been surpassed. Thus, it is appropriate that this Gallery should bear their name.

Elisabeth Bourn Vincent is herself an accomplished and distinguished artist, it was an honour to have a selection of her work exhibited at the opening.

Since then, the Bourn Vincent Gallery has exhibited collections by August Sander, Barry and Philip Castle and a selection of pieces from Gordon Lambert's collection.

Opening hours 
Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 5.00pm 
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays