Lavery & Osborne: Observing Life

Saturday 1st June 2019 - Monday 30th September 2019

Summer Exhibition:  Lavery & Osborne: Observing Life Featuring selected works by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) and Walter Frederick Osborne (1859-1903) two of the foremost Irish artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many from private collections, being shown publicly for the first time. They lived parallel lives travelling [...]

‘LP at 20, Celebrating 20 years of Limerick Printmakers’

Thursday 14th February 2019 - Monday 22nd April 2019

2019 marks twenty years since the formation of Limerick Printmakers (LP), a printmaking studio & creative space that has in the intervening years, become an integral part of the cultural landscape of the mid west with over sixty active studio members. Formed in 1999 by Melissa O’ Brien, Claire Boland, and Kari [...]

Visible Reminders of Invisible Light

Thursday 24th January 2019 - Sunday 24th March 2019

The Hunt Museum and Limerick Museum are delighted to be working collaboratively with the Diocese of Limerick and curator Maurice Quillinan on this seminal exhibition, Visible Reminders of Invisible Light, celebrating Limerick’s long and proud tradition in visual culture. Seventeen contemporary artists were invited to create new work in response to both of these [...]

Blurring the Edge

Friday 23rd November 2018 - Sunday 20th January 2019

Blurring the Edge 24th November 2018— 20th January 2019 This year the Hunt Museum will be hosting an exhibition featuring five of Irelands leading contemporary ceramicists. Each ceramicist in this exhibition pushes the boundaries of this age old practice, through their experimentation of form, function and texture.    

Catherine Hayes

Thursday 8th November 2018 - Monday 31st December 2018

A glimpse into the life of Opera Singer Catherine Hayes, her Limerick Heritage and her success around the globe Celebrating the successful story of Opera Singer Catherine Hayes who was born in 4 Patrick Street Limerick ( 1818-1868 ) and her successful career around the globe. This will be on display in the Hunt [...]


Friday 14th September 2018 - Sunday 11th November 2018

Ilen 14th September—11th November The exhibition explores the journey of the AK Ilen. Mapping the magnificent journey undertaken, the narrative open at the boats birth in Baltimore, Cork. In 1926, tracing its formative years as a trade vessel in the Falkland Islands to its eventual return home some 70 years later. The exhibition [...]

To the Heart of Hurling

Friday 31st August 2018 - Sunday 30th September 2018

To the Heart of Hurling The 2018 All-Ireland Hurling Championship has been the greatest of all time and it has culminated in the Limerick hurlers bridging a gap of 45 years in beating Galway to bring back the coveted Liam McCarthy trophy Shannonside. Brendan Ó Sé set out on a journey to explore [...]

‘Signals of Change’: Paintings from The Crawford Art Gallery’s Great Southern Collection

Friday 8th June 2018 - Sunday 2nd September 2018

  Signals of Change Collection of paintings from the Crawford Art Gallery’s Great Southern Collection 8 June – 2 September The Hunt Museum, Limerick The Hunt Museum’s summer exhibition features Irish paintings from the mid to late decades of the twentieth century which were very important times in the development of the visual arts in Ireland. [...]

Of Nursing and Knighthood: The Order of Malta & Limerick

Friday 25th May 2018 - Sunday 1st July 2018

25th May– 1st July This year, the Order of Malta located in Limerick City is celebrating 70 years of service. As part of the celebrations, The Hunt Museum will be showcasing an exhibition in the Museum’s Prologue Room.   For more information visit our online exhibition here.

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