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UL Engaged Projects - Arts & Culture

Supporting people with dementia and their family carers through music (2020 - current)

Location: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL; online
Project Leader: Dr Hilary Moss, University of Limerick | Lisa Kelly
A community research partnership designed to develop accessible and suitable music-related supports and music therapy services to support the psychosocial needs of people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Learn More

Sing Yourself Better (2020-2021)

Location: UL and nationwide
Project Leader: Dr. Hilary Moss
Researchers in music therapy at the University of Limerick have engaged in several singing, health and wellbeing research projects. These include: a) International survey of singing for health and wellbeing with singers in Ireland and across the... Learn More

Music Therapy supports for Chronic Pain (2020 - current)

Location: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL, online, and University Hospital Limerick
Project Leader: Dr Hilary Moss, UL | Katie Fitzpatrick
This project investigates the use of music therapy to support people living with chronic pain, considering the potential effects of music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention in the management of chronic pain. Learn More

FLEURIR – French language learning as part of the UL Academy for Children (Spring 2020)

Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace National School, Janesboro, Limerick
Project Leader: Niamh O’Sullivan K4C Mentor/Project Coordinator Academy for Children
Piloting a French language programme with a local DEIS designated primary school. Learn More

Social CWELL Tea Dances (2019 - 2020)

Location: Thomond Park, Limerick City
Project Leader: Rachel McCarthy
A series of tea dances and social evenings to boost the wellbeing of older people living in communities across Limerick City. Learn More

UP le Gaeilge (Undercover Parents with Irish) (2019 -

Location: Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy, Southill
Project Leader: Veronica Moynihan / Pól Ó Flatharta / Deirdre Ní Loingsigh
A Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project designed to foster an inclusive and holistic approach to nurture wellbeing and develop Irish-medium in the school community area. Learn More

UL Meitheal (2019-2021)

Location: Office of VPAASE
Project Leader: Maura Adshead
A whole of university approach to develop UL as a "Civic University" Learn More

Lough Gur Heritage Project (2016 - 2018)

Location: Lough Gur Heritage Centre, Co. Limerick
Project Leader: Bernie Quillinan
Lough Gur Development is a nonprofit community organization that was founded in 1969 and officially inaugurated in 1993 to promote, preserve and protect the history, archaeology, folklore and environment of the surrounding area. Learn More

Mungret Historical Society Website and Marketing Plan 2018

Location: Mungret College, Limerick
Project Leader: Bernie Quillinan
This project aims to create a website to promote Mungret and the surrounding area together with the work of the Mungret Historical Society. Students will also work on a marketing plan for the organisation. Learn More


Location: Kilmurry, Castletroy, Limerick
Project Leader: Bernie Quillinan
The goal of this project is to keep Kilmurry Church, a deconsecrated Church of Ireland building, available and open to the community. The committee has been running the space on a caretaker basis for the last number of years. We are auditing what... Learn More