The Limerick Lady podcast begins 2021 with The Women Who Made Limerick. Sharon Slater joins our hosts Ann Blake and Emma Langford to talk about the brand new Women of Limerick mobile phone app created alongside the team at Ormston House. The app is interactive, bringing the user on a walking tour of Limerick city, introducing twenty-five women who have shaped the world through innovation, creativity and philanthropy. The discussion explores the ever-evolving field of recording history and why it is important to document the truth.
You can listen to The Women Who Made Limerick here.
Sharon Slater 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 National Heritage Council of Ireland, Irish Blog Awards, and a Mayoral Reception at Limerick City & County Council.
The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement aimed at promoting discussion around gender, gender balance, and the visibility of women artists. The podcast is supported by the Limerick Post and sponsored by Ormston House as part of our artistic programme for The Feminist Supermarket (2020-2021).