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The Ladies Plate

2020 is the 150th anniversary year of Limerick Regatta. Currently on display at The People’s Museum of Limerick is the striking Limerick Regatta Committee and Limerick Boat Club trophy collection, dating from 1870 to 1970. The 1879 ‘Ladies Plate’ forms part of the collection. First presented by Limerick Boat Club, the trophy was manufactured in […]

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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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Captain Pat – A Long Way From Tipperary

On display in the museum at the moment we have a 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales Own Royal) parade uniform which belonged to Captain William Maurice Armstrong, M.C. (1889-1917). Hussars had a reputation for being dashing, adventurous, and slightly reckless, and Captain Armstrong seems to have followed in that tradition. Captain Armstrong or Captain Pat, […]