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Sharon Slater with Richard Lynch and Councillor Sean Lynch, Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick at her Mayoral Reception. Picture: Dolf Patin/ilovelimerick.

Historian Sharon Slater honoured with Mayoral Reception

By ilovelimerick Correspondent Ryan O’Connell

Historian Sharon Slater was recognised with a mayoral reception for her work to immortalize and promote Limerick’s history. Councillor Sean Lynch, Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick hosted the reception on Wednesday, June 12 in Limerick Council Chamber.

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Sharon Slater pictured with Richard Lynch and her family at her Mayoral Reception. Picture: Dolf Patin/ilovelimerick

An Award-wining historian, Slater has spent years researching the history of Limerick. She has written numerous books including ‘A Stitch in Time – A History of Limerick’s Clothing Factory’, ‘Limerick in Old Photographs’ and ‘The Little Book of Limerick’. In 2004, Slater launched Limerick’s Life, where Slater posts articles telling the untold stories on Limerick’s people and places.

Speaking at the Mayoral reception, Cllr Sean Lynch said, “It is an honour and privilege to host this mayoral reception for Sharon for keeping the history of limerick alive. Enthusiasm moves the world, and Sharon has this in abundance”.

Speaking to ilovelimerick, Slater said, “I was very surprised to find out I was getting a mayoral reception. After working for so long on history in Limerick, it’s wonderful to see the history of Limerick getting some recognition”.


Slater’s Mayoral Reception comes following her work being honoured with the Heritage Council’s Heritage Hero Award, which celebrates someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in Ireland. Out of a list of 122 entries, Sharon Slater was honoured with the award. She received the accolade at the Medieval Mile Museum for her amazing contribution to protecting and promoting the heritage in Ireland.

Sharon Slater was also honoured in November 2015 with the Limerick Person of the Month Award for her work on Limerick’s Life, as well as aiding social engagement in local history.

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Pictures by Dolf Patjin/ilovelimerick

 

Pictures by Sophie Goodwin/ilovelimerick

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 ilovelimerick.com 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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