Best Costume Goes To…

Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Saturday 14th November 2020

Best Costume Goes to…  showcases The Irish Costume Archive Project, costumes from Irish films and major television productions. Displaying costumes filmed in Ireland or with Irish talent, the exhibition tells the story of the relationship between the actor and their costume.  You also learn about the growth of the Irish film industry.  Costumes from 19 films [...]

Time, Tide and the Memory of the House

Friday 6th December 2019 - Sunday 26th January 2020

Memory of the House  Exhibition of paintings by Hughie O’Donoghue  The Hunt Museum, Limerick  Free admission  Hughie O’Donoghue was born in 1953 in Manchester, England. His mother was born in the Gaeltacht of County Mayo in Ireland and O’Donoghue spent much of his childhood here, learning traditional stories and experiencing the landscape around his [...]

Open Minds

Friday 18th October 2019 - Sunday 24th November 2019

Open Minds 19 October – 24 November Open Minds @ The Hunt Museum gives people of the West of Ireland a chance to see an exhibition that started in Rua Red in Tallaght. It is curated by Brian Maguire, the well-known Irish artist who has worked with every prison in the country over a number of [...]

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 to artists’ colonies in [...]

‘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 [...]

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