A new update for the Women of Limerick app is brought to you by Ormston House in partnership with Limerick City and County Council.
Ormston House has partnered with Limerick City and County Council on the Women of Limerick app. Historian and National Heritage Hero, Sharon Slater introduces us to thirty women mapped across the city at important locations from their stories – from Órlaith íngen Cennétig who was Queen of Ireland in 941, to Dolores O’Riordan who earned international stardom with The Cranberries in the 1990s.
Read and listen to stories of Molly Clancy, Phoebe Cleeve, Madge Daly, Kate O’Callaghan, and Maude Kearney, and their contributions to Limerick life – from the aftermath of the Curfew Murders to the founding of Cumann na mBan, and from the Shamrock League which operated out of the milk factory to the famous Limerick Lace industry.
The Women of Limerick app acknowledges women’s contributions to arts, education, health and politics, locally, nationally and internationally. It also offers an opportunity to address the absence of women in written history.
Launched in 2021, Sharon Slater has mapped thirty women across the city to mark their contributions to the arts, education, health and politics, both locally and around the world. For National Heritage Week, this year she has created a new layer on the map, locating public artworks by women artists. From modest interventions to large-scale commissions, the selection of ten permanent artworks, at prominent sites and hiding in plain sight, creates a new walking trail through the city.
The app is available to download for free onto Android and Apple devices: to plan walking routes through the city, or to engage with Limerick’s cultural heritage at your fingertips. At each location on the map, you can read a short biography of each woman and listen to a story about her life.
Time: 3pm - 3.15pm
Genres: History / Tour
Features: Family friendly
No Booking Required