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 to book.

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 🎨🖌💜

The Leonard Lectures: Spring Programme

The Spring Programme for the Leonard Lectures series is now available! The full poster is here, or you can go to our ‘events’ on Facebook for details on each individual talk. The Leonard Lectures are in memory of Denis Leonard, founder of Limerick Civic Trust, and a pioneering voice in Limerick’s heritage, until his passing […]


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, […]

29 Feb: Post Valentines Day Iyengar Yoga Workshop

Two-hour Iyengar yoga class by  Ellen Baggs Iyengar Yoga In the People’s Museum of Limerick 10:00-12:00Saturday 29th February 2020.Booking essential as space limited. Email


April is Poetry Month!

April 2020 is Poetry Month and Limerick Writers Centre are celebrating this every Thursday night at the museum from 8pm. Read a message from Limerick Writers Centre below on how to take part! Yes, it’s coming to that time of year again and we’re busy preparing for April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2020, which […]

Monthly: ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

The Limerick Writers’ CentrePresentsThe Feb 2020 ‘On the Nail’ Literary GatheringThurs 6th Feb at The People’s Museum of Limerick, Pery Sq. Start 8pm This month we are delighted to welcome poets Richard W. Halperin and Frances Browner PLUS the Open-Mic! Richard W. Halperin has Irish/U.S. dual nationality. His poetry has been widely published in Ireland […]

Every Tues: Bring Your Own Paint

If you have never tried painting before, then there’s only one way to start. Come along on Tuesday morning and pick up a brush. You might like watercolour or may prefer acrylic; you can try both. Are you painting at home? Would you like to come out and chat while painting? You won’t find a […]


Museum Officially Launched By Senator David Norris!

On Monday the 7th of October, Senator David Norris arrived at the train station and walked across the People’s Park to cut the ribbon on the red door of our new People’s Museum of Limerick at No. 2 Pery Square. A longtime political activist and Georgian house enthusiast, Norris was the perfect choice to celebrate […]