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The Shadowed Women exhibit to be unveiled this July 20

A remarkable and inspiring exhibition dedicated to the women of the 1916 Rising will take place at the hunt museum from Wednesday July 20 until Thursday August 18. Shadowed Women.

The exhibition entitled “Shadowed Women” was formulated from the talented textile artist Ciara Harrison’s work.

The display, which will include Limerick activist, Kathleen Clarke, will take place between 10am-5pm every day, with the exception of Sundays and bank holidays where the exhibition will run from 2pm-5pm.

Exhibiting artist, Ciara Harrison expressed her high level of passion and dedication for this exhibit and exclaims her aim for this project is to express the, “strength and sacrifice of these women who lived in the shadow of the Rising”.


Shadowed Women, which is showcased in the Prologue room of the museum, will feature exquisite portraits of seven women who shared one destiny: they were all widowed by the events of the Easter Rebellion 1916. The exhibit is formed using a remarkable process involving the transfer of charcoal drawings from photographs to cotton organdie.

Admission prices vary but are all relatively cheap and affordable. An adult fee is €6, child €2.50 and Family €15. Admission is free on Sunday and it is two for the price of one every Monday.

A Local woman involved in the exhibition, Kathleen Clarke (nee Daly), was one of the Daly sisters in the significant insurrection which led to the War of Independence. Kathleen was born in Limerick in 1878 and was the widow of the rebel leader, Thomas Clarke. Kathleen associated with women of various backgrounds, including Maud Gonne MacBride, Grace Plunkett and Muriel MacDonagh among others, as a result of the revolutionary activities of their husbands in early 21st Ireland.

The exhibition is on loan with the kind permission of the Little Museum of Dublin.

Read more about the 1916 Easter Rising here

Check out the Hunt Museum here



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.