‘World Class Limerick - Dynamic Reflections’ is a unique publication of more than 150 pages of articles by 70 contributors from a diversity of backgrounds. One-fifth of the articles are prepared by Thomond region engineers, who outline their particular experience and insight of working in Limerick. The aim of the book is to promote Limerick as a great place to live, work or visit.
The book was compiled by John Garrett, chartered engineer, FIEI, who dug deep into his wealth of experience of living and working as a consulting engineer in the heart of Limerick city. He was inspired in a major way by the Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Standard, which highlights the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration. Garrett approached some high-profile and other not-so-high-profile people to contribute to the book.
Wise enough to know that any opinion, belief or conviction will only stand up if supported by authentic and well-researched evidence, he set about gathering compelling testimonies that portray Limerick as the world-class place he knows it to be. Garrett also believes that the engineering profession plays a lead, but often understated, role in the development and well-being of all of our communities.
With the support of the Thomond region of Engineers Ireland, Garrett saw the opportunity to demonstrate that engineers can and do play a lead role in the development of the cultural life of society. With two books, ‘Be Inspired - Images and Stories of Limerick's True Leaders (Vols 1 and 2)’, already published and his obvious love of Limerick and the mid-west, Garrett had little difficulty in winning the trust of those who by their education or experience could be considered experts worthy of tendering evidence to show to the world that Limerick’s dynamism is well and truly alive.