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Crolly Dolls: Ireland’s Doll-making past

Made first in the Donegal Gaeltacht/ Irish-speaking district of Gweedore in 1939, Crolly dolls are an Irish doll that form part of Ireland’s cultural, economic and social history. From the Museum of Childhood, Músaem Óige na hÉireann, The People’s Museum of Limerick are currently displaying a selection of dolls that trace the evolution and history […]

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Art & Slow Yoga with Kathryn Crowley

Sunday October 4th   3pm- 5 pm.  Booking closes at 3pm on September 26th. Two hours of creative writing, art-making and gentle yoga movement in our beautiful bright blue room, overlooking People’s Park. Stretch out tension in your neck, back and shoulders with some slow, gentle yoga. Immerse in pranayama (yoga breathing exercsises) to soothe your mind. Relax […]

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Get Stuffed! The Curator’s Story

Please enjoy the story behind the Get Stuffed exhibition as told by its curator, William T. O’Neill. Thank you to William for working with the museum on this really fascinating and unique collection! In July 2020 I started working with the People’s Museum of Limerick to try and bring a taxidermy exhibition to a prominent […]

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‘Of Place’ Ceramics Exhibition in Sept

Of Place, a solo exhibition by Mandy Parslow, runs at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square, Limerick, from 10 to 26 September. Described as a ‘wayfaring exploration through ceramics’, the exhibition is the culmination of several years of research by the artist exploring place, our attachment to it and engagement with it through […]

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Art Therapy Workshops

A 6 week workshop facilitated by an Art Psychotherapist, who is an accredited mental health professional and registered with Irish Creative Arts Therapy Association. Art therapy offers a reflective space to reconnect with yourself. It helps clients process difficult feelings and emotions through the creative process. All materials will be provided. Where: The Peoples Museum […]

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Get Stuffed!

What better way to start the new week than with a brand new exhibition! Occupying our fascinating basement mezzanine floor is the most unusual exhibition you will see this year – a historical collection of Limerick taxidermy that traces the fauna of Limerick in a very unique way. This exhibition is a collaboration with Limerick […]

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Heritage Week!

Happy Heritage Week! This year’s theme is EDUCATION so we thought what better way to celebrate Limerick’s educational heritage than by showing you some of our most historic schools? There are some brilliant and fascinating schools in our Georgian neighbourhood around the museum, so we have designed a mini walking tour, entirely FREE for Heritage […]

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New Walking Tours of Georgian Limerick!

We are excited to bring you this new initiative! We are now running wonderful walking tours. Our museum is situated in the centre of one of the most historic parts of Limerick City – in Newtownpery – which was built in the eighteenth century as an exciting new planned town. It contains some of the […]

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Modern Art Exhibition til end July

A beautiful little modern art exhibition is on show at the moment in our piano nobile. Come in & see ‘Contemporary Praxis’ curated by Georgie Vargemezi, til end July. Mon-Fri 10-2 right now but extended hours restarting next week! #SupportLimerickArt

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Oil Painting Classes Every Monday

Socially-distanced oil painting classes every Monday morning in our big bright basement kitchen! Max 4 participants – see Stephen’s poster and give him a shout on sjhpaintings@gmail.com to book.