Remembrance exhibition at St Marys Cathedral tributes Limericks involvement in World War I

Remembrance Exhibition

The objects on display from the Remembrance exhibition are kindly on loan from Messrs Pat Brosnan and Pat Mulcahy.

Remembrance exhibition at St Marys Cathedral tributes Limericks involvement in World War I

During the month of November, we mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1and to mark this occasion St Marys Cathedral are holding a small exhibition entitled ‘Remembrance’ for the month of November. 

Remembrance exhibition

Remembrance exhibition in St Marys Cathedral

It is nearly impossible to imagine the impact the war had on communities across Europe and beyond. From Ireland over 36,000 Irish men and women died in WWI. In Limerick, some 4,000 people never returned. The Remembrance exhibition in St Marys Cathedral includes memorabilia, medals, artefacts and objects associated with Limerick and the ‘Great War’. It will run for the month of November.

The objects on display from the Remembrance exhibition are kindly on loan from Messrs Pat Brosnan and Pat Mulcahy, both residents of the City of Limerick.

In addition to the Remembrance exhibition, a specially commissioned exhibition was unveiled on Sunday, November 4. Mr John Toomey (Sculptor) presented to the Cathedral two pieces of sculpture which will be displayed in the Cathedral for the month of November. The two objects are a ‘before and after’ of going up from the trenches and in a dramatic and sombre way remind the viewer of the horror and sacrifice of war. Added to the poignancy of the piece is the addition of soil from one of the French trenches. 

2018 marks the 850th anniversary of the founding of St Marys Cathedral and an exciting programme of events is planned, including a celebration of the various institutions within the city, including Sport, Tourism, Commerce, Health & Education. There will also be a focus each month on a figure associated with the Cathedral, as well as Mission project to support and encourage local charities and causes in the Limerick area. St Marys invite you to join them to celebrate this historic occasion and give thanks for St Mary’s Cathedral. 

Please visit www.saintmaryscathedral.ie for more information.

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