100 Women of Limerick – Ormston House and local historian Sharon Slater have come together to publish a book identifying and celebrating Limerick’s greatest ladies.
100 Women of Limerick: Ormston House and Sharon Slater celebrate Limerick’s greatest ladies
By I Love Limerick correspondent Rachel Petticrew
Ormston House and local historian Sharon Slater have come together to publish ‘100 Women of Limerick’, a book identifying and celebrating Limerick’s greatest ladies.
The resource publication will tell the stories of women from across the county who triumphed in fields such as activism, the arts, business, education, science and politics.
Slater, historian-in-residence at Limerick’s cultural centre, Ormston House, has spent over 20 years researching the history of life in Limerick.
Designed by award-winning graphic designer Victoria Brunetta, the book aims to be visually beautiful, while also addressing the absence of Limerick women in written history. The book will be released to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.
The new title comes just months after Slater, Ormston House and Limerick City and County Council collaborated on the mobile app ‘Women of Limerick’, a walking tour of landmarks relating to women’s history in the Treaty city.
“100 Women of Limerick” is a new publication by @limerickslife that will launch on International Women’s Day 2022. You can pre-order your copy now and help us with the final printing costs. https://t.co/U1x2n9O5bJ
— Ormston House (@OrmstonHouse) November 29, 2021
The tour tells the stories of women such as Dolores O’Riordan, Constance Smith and even a former Irish queen. It stretches from Wolfe Tone Street, through the city centre and as far as the Ballysimon Road.
Ormston House has fundraised all costs of the book. Now, the centre is asking for donations to produce 500 hardback copies of the book.
“Please consider pre-ordering ‘100 Women of Limerick’ and helping with the printing costs,” asks author Sharon Slater.
“The book contains stories of well known Limerick women of the past as well as some women who made a name for themselves but have been almost forgotten locally.”
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