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The Friends of the Hunt Museum was formed in 1993 to help promote an interest in and an enjoyment of the Hunt Museum collection.   Friends are committed to assisting the Museum in providing a high level of public service through its education programmes, exhibitions and other activities.   However, the most valuable asset of the Friends is their energy and enthusiasm in promoting the importance of the Museum and what it means to the cultural life of the Limerick city and region.
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March 2018 Newsletter

Peter Tait and the Limerick Clothing Company
Tuesday, March 27th 1pm – 2pm

Stitching together the history of Ireland’s largest army clothing manufacturer and its eccentric founder Peter Tait who arrived in Limerick in the 1840s and quickly made a name for himself, a name we still remember today. The clothing factory continued for over 100 years after Tait left the city, that hidden story will also be unravelled.








Irish Poets of the Great War 1914-1918
Tuesday, April 10th 1pm – 2pm

Speaker: Frank Treacy This illustrated talk covers the lives and selected poetry of three Irish poets, Thomas Kettle, Francis Ledwidge and Patrick McGill, who served in the First World War, and of another serviceman, Robert Gregory, whose death in action was immortalised by the poet W.B. Yeats.







The Barrington Family
Tuesday, May 1st 1pm – 2pm

Glenstal Abbey, previously known as Glenstal Castle, was the home of the Barrington family of Limerick from the early 19c. Fr Brian P Murphy, member of the Benedictine community at Glenstal Abbey and will be giving this talk.







“One of the brightest ornaments of the Irish Church” – John Jebb, Church of Ireland. Bishop of Limerick (1823-1833)
Tuesday, May 22nd 1pm – 2pm

Following his ordination in 1799, Bishop Jebb held various posts before becoming Rector of the Parish of Abington, County Limerick in 1810, and subsequently Bishop of Limerick. This talk is a recognition of the achievements of a remarkable man. The speaker is David McBurnie, docent at the Hunt Museum.


Book Club 

Wednesdays 28th March, 25th April and 30th of May 

3:40 pm – 4:50 pm 

Wed March 28th: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Wed April 25th: The Scandal by Fredrick Backman

Wed May 30th: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ bu J C Vance

The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. To book your place call 061-312960 or email friends@huntmuseum.com

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 – Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

11 am – 12:30 pm 

Members meet in the Hunt Museum on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the history, design, manufacture and provenance of Irish and provincial silver. It will also include research into makers and their marks and perhaps outings to see silver collections in other museums and institutions.

Open to all those interested in silver from novice to expert.

Fee: €30

Booking required. To book your place call 061-312960 or email friends@huntmuseum.com

Jewellery Workshop with Sarah Gough

April and May: Dates to be confirmed


€30pp or €25 for Friends of the Hunt Museum 


Workshop offered by silversmith, Sarah Gough, who will teach how to use a hammer, pliers, anvil and other tools to create a sterling silver pendant. Each participant will create their own silver pendant to take home. Solver and tools will be provided.

Only 5 participants per class, so book early.

To book your place call 061-312960 or email friends@huntmuseum.com


Upcoming Friends day trip is to Borris House, Carlow and Huntington Castle 


Exact date in May to be confirmed.

For any queries please call 061-312960 or email friends@huntmuseum.com

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018

12pm – 1pm 

All members are invited to attend. All items should be handed in to the Friends Office or sent by email to friends@huntmuseum.com