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‘Limerick Folktales’ Comic Fundraiser for Blue Box






‘Limerick Folktales’ Comic Fundraiser for Blue Box


Richard with artist Hugh Mc Mahon, his mum Ailish Mc Mahon, Bernadette Kennedy, CEO of Blue Box. Picture: Damien Wilson

Richard with artist Hugh Mc Mahon, his mum Ailish Mc Mahon, Bernadette Kennedy, CEO of Blue Box. Picture: Damien Wilson

Have you ever heard of the curse of Saint Munchin? Or the ghost of the Bishop’s Lady?  These folktales and more are included in Limerick Folktales, a comic book collection of 8 local stories illustrated by Limerick artist Hugh Mc Mahon who works as an artist and art therapist in the city. I had the honour of launching this comic book last week in Faber Studios on Henry Street and the launch was a huge success with many familiar Limerick faces coming out to support the project. The comic book is a celebration of local history and heritage, executed in an accessible comic book medium. The stories reflect something of the Limerick character and some of the folktales are nostalgic and romantic, whereas others are tragic but all the stories are told with an irreverent good humour. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the comic book will be donated to The Blue Box Creative Learning Centre who work with schools and families in Limerick City and environs to provide space and to provide trained professionals to help guide our children through difficult times. Driven by innovative Arts Therapy programmes this ‘Self-help’ project was the realisation of a desire to bring interventions to children and young people that would help them to help themselves through difficult emotional and psychological issues. To find out more visit and to buy a copy of the comic for just €4 contact Hugh at [email protected] and to see more of his art go to

Photos By Damien Wilson/WiDu Media For ILoveLimerick.Com . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.





Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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