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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.

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28th May: Virtual Quiz Fundraiser

Grab a drink, a snack, three of your cleverest pals, and join us for a night of fun from your own home. Limerick Civic Trust needs your help to bridge our fundraising gap during this pandemic, and what better way to support the vital work we do on the historic streets of Limerick than enjoying […]

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New COVID-19 Exhibition Call-Out

BREAKING NEWS! Limerick Museum and the People’s Museum of Limerick have joined forces to establish an exciting and innovative project on Limerick’s experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. The two museums want the people of Limerick both at home and abroad to send them stories and pictures about their response to the crisis. These will be […]

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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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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 […]