International Women’s Day 2022
“Women account for more than half the population, yet they have been underappreciated throughout history.” On Tuesday 8 March, Ormston House will launch 100 Women of Limerick by Sharon Slater. With 827 references, this new anthology aims to recover, remember and celebrate women’s histories, and to encourage further and deeper research on their outstanding achievements and social impacts.
To mark International Women’s Day 2022, Sharon will be joined by climate activist, Saoirse Exton, and former Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, for a special launch event at Ormston House. The event will introduce the contributions and stories of women from the city and county in art, acting, music, writing, education, science, politics, Irish nationalism, suffrage, war, religion, the Shamrock League, business, philanthropy, sport, tragedies and crime.[Please note the launch event is fully booked.] The limited first edition hardback of 100 Women of Limerick will be available to buy at Ormston House for €40 from 9 March, and will be available from local stockists with national and international shipping options. There will be a copy of 100 Women of Limerick available in all 16 branches of the Limerick Library Service.
About Sharon Slater
Sharon is Historian-in-Residence at Ormston House. She has been researching the history of life in Limerick for over twenty years, and holds an MA in Local History from the University of Limerick. Sharon is the author of multiple publications, and has worked with media organisations locally, nationally and internationally. She has received awards including the National Heritage Hero Award from the Heritage Council of Ireland, and was honoured with a Mayoral Reception at City Hall. You can find out more about Sharon at sharonslater.ie and her research at limerickslife.com.
100 Women of Limerick was made possible by grants awarded through ‘Local Legacies 1921/2021’, The Community Strand of the 2021 Decade of Centenaries Programme, funded by the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and administered by the Limerick Library Service; the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Project Award 2020; and Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through a Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2021.
100 Women of Limerick was designed by Victoria Brunetta at Piquant Media, and printed and bound in Ireland by Plus Print. The project was curated by Mary Conlon.
Image by Piquant Media.