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Nobody Knows Limerick Like The Telegram Boy

In the People’s Museum of Limerick, we have some telegrams on display. “Nobody knows Limerick like the telegram boy. We know every avenue, road, street, terrace, mews, place, close, lane. Jaysus… there isn’t a door in Limerick we don’t know.” (1) This quote is from Angela’s Ashes, a best-selling autobiography by Limerick-born writer, Frank McCourt. […]

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A Soprano in the House

On display at The People’s Museum of Limerick are three eclectic portraits of Limerick-born prima donna, Catherine Hayes. The portraits are exhibited in three spaces of the museum. In the reception area, a portrait of Hayes in pastel and conté forms part of visual artist Thomas Ryan’s twenty-four portraits of prominent Limerick people. A glass […]

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21 March: Early Music Day

Coming up on 21st March – a whole day of wonderful historic music PLUS a one-day-only exhibition of historic instruments! Hope to see you there!

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Emma-Sophia’s Limerick Gloves

As the first month of Spring draws to a close, the planting in the Georgian garden at No. 2 Pery Square has yet to bloom. However, currently on display in the pink room of the museum (the old dining room of the house) are three pairs of women’s Limerick gloves, embellished with floral embroidery. Visitors […]

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The Flying Perys

A wooden propeller was presented to Limerick Civic Trust in 2018 at St Marys Cathedral by Sylvia, Countess of Limerick, CBE, and her son, Edmund, 7th Earl of Limerick, at the centenary commemoration of the death of Edmund Claude de Vere Pery, Viscount Glentworth (1894-1918). Edmund was the only son of William Pery, 4th Earl […]

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5-9 March: Ceramics Exhibition

Delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Limerick School of Art and Design 3rd year ceramics exhibition this year. It is called TECTONICS. Check out the poster for all the information. From 5th to 9th of March only.

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We Need You! And Your Old Club Rugby Stuff

We need YOU! Do you have any old items at home from your involvement in Limerick’s club rugby scene? Do your parents? Do your grandparents?! We would love to see them if you do. roseanne@limerickcivictrust.ie. Spread the word! Thank you! We’re putting together a display for the museum, and would love your input in shaping […]

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Margaret Maher’s Bedspread

In 1996, a Limerick woman named Margaret Maher of Pallasgreen, died aged 105. Born in 1891 in the small village of Oola, Margaret began to embroider a bedspread made from the thread and draw strings of flour sacks at the age of ten. This project would take Margaret nearly ten years to finish. The Peoples […]

1 March: Pilates and Props

Pilates and Props workshop at the museum – email leonie@leon.ie to book.

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Monthly: Coach House Art Fair

So excited about this new Art Fair every month from March on in our beautiful coach house! Full of brilliant local #Limerick artists from ArtLimerick. Looking forward to seeing you at the first one – on the first Saturday in March 🎨🖌💜