A person uses red chalk to rub the texture of an outdoor surface onto leaves of white paper.

Exploring Wolfe Tone Street

Mary Conroy will guide a slow walk with Historian-in-Residence Sharon Slater exploring Wolfe Tone Street. This walk will focus on the cultural heritage of the street while allowing participants to observe the street in a contemporary context, gathering visual clues to its past and present functions through artistic processes. Please join us on Saturday 20 August 2022 from 2-3.30pm starting from Charlie Malone’s bar.

Exploring Wolfe Tone Street is the second in a series of events and workshops curated by Niamh Brown. The event will contribute to community-led research for a site-specific, performance-based event by theatre practitioners Ann Blake and Joanne Ryan, that will celebrate the life of Hollywood actress Constance Smith who was born on the street. The aim of the series is to understand the cultural connections that link the birthplace of Constance Smith to her remarkable life. These events will also be a place for participants to share their knowledge and experiences of our tangible and intangible heritage.

About Mary Conroy:

Mary is a cross-disciplinary artist who graduated with a BA in Ceramics and an MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment from Limerick School of Art and Design. She works in the medium of clay, ceramics, and mixed media sculpture within social practice. Her work investigates humans’ situation within the more-than-human world through socially-engaged practice including participation and intervention. Recent projects include the Creative Europe projects Memory of Water (2018–2020) and MagiC Carpets (2020–2021), and the inaugural Art Links Collaboration Award Materials Matter (2020–2021). Mary is an Artist-in-Residence at Ormston House.


Image: Mary Conroy takes a rubbing (frottage) of a Telecom Eireann manhole on Wolfe Tone Street. Photograph by Shane Serrano.
Exploring Wolfe Tone Street is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City & County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2022.
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