244 Women since 1996

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Ann Blake and Emma Langford record together, in person, for the first time since March 2020. This month, the Limerick Lady podcast focuses on gender-based violence, male violence, and violence against women. According to Women’s Aid, 244 women have died violently in Ireland since 1996. The artists dedicate this episode to the memory of these women. You can listen here.

You can report flashing and assault under section 45 of the sexual offences act. For help, contact Women’s Aid 24/7 at 1800 341 900, or visit Safe Ireland to find local supports.

Connect Counselling is an anonymous professional telephone counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, including former residents of Mother and Baby Homes. Freephone 1800 477 477 Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm, or visit

Text 50808 – A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through mental health or emotional crisis. Text HELLO to 50808, anytime day or night. Visit for more information.

Find the Limerick Lady podcast wherever you get your podcasts, and follow for new episodes on the third Thursday every month. Follow The Limerick Lady on Twitter @LkLadyHQ, and on Instagram @thelimericklady.

Follow Ann on Twitter @annblake78, and Instagram @annblakeplay, and her band The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra on twitter @BPLO. Follow all things Emma Langford on Facebook @emmalangfordmusic, at, and you can join her patreon at

The Limerick Lady podcast is recorded with support from Ormston House and The Limerick Post Newspaper. Image: vigil for Ashling Murphy at Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick, January 2022.

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