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.