A special Riverfest update for the Women of Limerick app is brought to you by Ormston House in partnership with Limerick City and County Council.
Historian and National Heritage Hero, Sharon Slater will introduce five new women along the city’s Three Bridges walk.
From 30 April 2021, you can 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.
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.