Community Heritage Lunchtime Talks Spring 2019

  • St Marys AID Winter Heritage Talks

St. Marys AID will run a series of Heritage Talks from February 2019. The talks of 40 minutes duration will cover aspects of local history and folklore and will be held once a month on Fridays at 1pm in the Boardroom of St. Marys AID, The Widows Alms Houses, Nicholas Street, Limerick.

The Life and Times of The Abbey Fishermen will kick off the Spring Heritage Season at St. Mary’s AID on Friday February 1st at 1pm. Light refreshments will be available and tickets at €5 are available from St. Mary’s AID Reception on Nicholas Street. Phone bookings can be addressed to O61 318106 and tickets will be available on the day.

The talks will feature such topics of interest as The life and Times of The Abbey Fishermen on Friday February 1st, Limerick Social Life - Do you come here often? on February 15th and St. Mary’s Band - A Parish Legacy on March 22nd. All the talks will be accompanied by an illustrative slide show and promise an enjoyable lunchtime experience.

  • The Life and Times of The Abbey Fishermen looks at the history of the Abbey fishermen and their unique relationship with the Abbey area and their turbulent history
  • Limerick Social Life - Do you come here often? casts a nostalgic look at the dance halls, cinemas, and theatres in Limerick and the artists who frequented them with some intriguing surprises. It also looks at the current social climate in Limerick.
  • St. Mary’s Band - A Parish Legacy looks at the history of St. Mary’s Prize Band, a fixture of Parish life and its living legacy.

The talks will be accompanied by a slide show with period photos and musical interludes and will be given by John O’Regan of St Marys AID. John is a noted broadcaster, journalist and lecturer and has spoken at major events including The Milwaukee Irish Festival, Return to Camden Town Festival in London and the Copenhagen Irish Festival, among other events. A frequent broadcaster on local radio he currently features on Limerick City Community Radio and has previously broadcast on RTE Radio Two, FM 104, BBC Radio Four and BBC Radio Merseyside.

Further information from St. Mary’s AID at 061 318106 and follow updates on our Facebook page.

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