A partially damaged, black and white photograph of a young couple with children outside Wolfetone Dairy shopfront.

Investigating Wolfe Tone Street

For National Heritage Week, Sharon Slater will give a talk investigating the history of Wolfe Tone Street through the stories of people who once lived there. Investigating Wolfe Tone Street is the first in a series of events and workshops curated by Niamh Brown. Please join us in Charlie Malone’s bar on Wednesday 17 August 2022 from 7-8pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

This 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 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 and her research at

Investigating Wolfe Tone Street is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City & County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2022.


Image: photographer unknown, “Wolfetone Dairy Grocery Shop, Wolfe Tone Street, Limerick”, Tipperary Archive, accessed August 2022 through Tipperary Studies Photographic Collection here.
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