Terry Wogan Pop Up museum to be part of commemoration of Terry. Terry Wogan Memorial Plans. Pictured: Richard Lynch with former Mayor of Limerick Jim Long, Sir Terry Wogan and his wife Helen Wogan at the Mayors Ball. Photo by Dolf Patjin.
Have you got any special memories of the late broadcaster Terry Wogan? Do you have some memorabilia that is connected with Terry?
Then we would like you to come and bring your items or stories to a special event on Saturday 24th June 2017 in Limerick city centre.
A sculpture of the beloved broadcaster is being unveiled on the city boardwalk at Harvey’s Quay on Saturday afternoon.
The bronze sculpture is being made by renowned and award winning artist Rory Breslin.
As part of the unveiling ceremony were are calling on people with memories of Terry to come and bring their memorabilia to a special pop-up museum along the boardwalk.
Why not come and speak with other fans, share your photos, letters, souvenirs, family stories and any other memorabilia relating to Terry. The Terry Wogan Pop Up Museum will be in open from 12 noon until around 5 pm on the 24th of June on the boardwalk. Dr Matt Potter, Curator of the Limerick Museum said: “Terry Wogan was probably one of the most famous Limerick people in Britain for over 50 years.”
“He also had a large following in Ireland and never forgot his Limerick and Irish roots.”
“This pop-up museum will allow his legions of fans and followers to bring along their memorabilia and share with us their memories of Terry.”
The Terry Wogan Pop Up Museum is one of series of different strands to the commemoration of Terry in his hometown. The unveiling of the bronze sculpture is scheduled at 3 pm that afternoon on the City Boardwalk at Harvey’s Quay.
Terry Wogan was born in the Ennis Road had died in January this following a battle with cancer, Mayor O’Hanlon believes it may bring benefit to Limerick from a tourism perspective. Terry began his long broadcasting career with RTE before moving to Britain where he started working for the BBC. He hosted the top-rated breakfast show Wake Up to Wogan.
For our previous stories on Terry Wogan click here
To read more about sculptor Rory Breslin click here
Check out Richard Lynch speaking with Terry Wogan below!