Limerick Writers’ Centre The Limerick Literary, Cultural and Heritage Walking Tour. Join Limerick writer and Failte Ireland approved regional tour guide Joe Coleman for this fun and lively tour around literary Limerick. Learn about the rich history of writers and events that make literary Limerick unique. Tour length 2 hours. Every Thursday June 9th – August […]
Inside the Savoy in its Heyday!
Old Limerick: Feathery Bourke’s, Cornmarket Row.
“I had an uncle, Feathery Mickey Bourke, who lived with us when we were children. He was very much part of the family, silent and odd and lefty lefty as he was. In many ways I was his kind of fair haired boy, because I was the eldest and he had a shine to me […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Myles Breen
The Importance of Being Myles Breen Myles Breen is a Limerick legend! I first met him at UCC in 1984 when we were engaged in postgraduate studies in Education. We both auditioned for a part in a UCC Dramatic Society play by Samuel Beckett. Myles got a minor part and the role I auditioned for […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Nicky Woulfe
Radio Days in Lockdown – A Profile of Nicky Woulfe When I first announced on social media that I was going to write a weekly features column for the Limerick Leader, focusing on local arts and entertainment many people contacted me, both publicly and privately, to congratulate me and to wish me well. What surprised […]
RTE Archives. The Bard of Thomond 1986
CLICK LINK: https://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21220198-limerick-poet-michel-hogan/ Restoration of tombstone of poet Michael Hogan, Bard of Thomond, which was among tombstones damaged by vandals in Mount Saint Laurence Cemetery, Limerick. Report shows old photographs of Michael Hogan and Limerick City. Damaged tombstones. Hogan’s Pub where actor Des Ronan plays the bard to raise money for the restoration […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Kathy Tiernan
You’ve Been Framed – Artist Kathy Tiernan’s Story Kathy Tiernan is a founding member and co-ordinator of ArtLimerick – a group of artists who have the desire and passion to build a community around Limerick Art and aim to promote emerging and established local artists and to showcase their work. There is such a wonderful […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Danny Bullman
Danny Bullman – Rebel with a Cause by Kieran Beville Photo ©Katarina Benzova – used with permission Danny Bullman was born in Limerick in 1971 and grew up in St Mary’s Park. He is a songwriter, fronting the band Black Mariah and now lives in Austria. He also has a tattoo studio in Thomas Street, […]
Another Picture of St Mary’s Fife and Drum Band, but What Year?
The Leader of the Band – Book Launch Sat 4th Dec 3pm at St Mary’s Cathedral. “Oh, my name is McNamara, I’m the leader of the band”, the first line of a famous song depicting the jovial antics of an Irish American band in the early part of the 20th century in New York. The […]