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Art Class and Paint-In - Tuesdays and Thursdays


If you have never tried painting before, then there's only one way to start. Come along either Tuesday morning (10.30am to 12.30pm) or Thursday evening (6.30pm to 8.30pm) and pick up a brush. You might like watercolour or may prefer acrylic, you can try both.

Are you painting at home? Would you like to come out and chat while painting? You won't find a nicer place than The Peoples Museum at 2 Pery Square. 

No set fee. All we ask is that you make a small donation to the pot each week towards the upkeep of the building.

If you have paints already please bring them along. It would be great if you could message us or email us at beforehand so that we know how many will attend.

We will be glad to help with any queries.

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8:00 PM20:00

Limerick Writers Centre 'On The Nail' Evening

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre
The November 2019 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering
Thurs 7th Nov 2019 at The People’s Museum of Limerick, Pery Square, Limerick. Start 8pm

This month, our guests are Joseph Sweeney and Jessica Brown plus the OPEN-MIC!

Joseph Sweeney was born in Dublin and graduated from UCD with an honours Master's Degree in Anglo Irish Literature in 1983. He has been a full time writer since 2007. He has won and been shortlisted for various award including winning the Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, 2015. In 2017 he was longlisted for the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award. He is the author of a collection of humorous stories and essays entitled Tilting At Windmills [].

Jessica Brown is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Limerick. Her publications include an essay in the book Jane Austen and the Arts, articles in Journal for Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, as well as the children’s novel The River Boy and several short stories and creative nonfiction essays. Born and raised in southeast Texas, she now lives with her husband and son in County Clare. She will read from her recent poetry collection And Say published by Revival Press. Her website is

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don't write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

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7:00 PM19:00

Go Wilde!

We are thrilled to be hosting an important birthday party on 16th October next!

What a night of Wilde entertainment - music, a play reading, lecture, a mini-exhibition, as well as wine and food!

An incredible night out. Snap your ticket up now at this link!

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6:00 PM18:00

Culture Night: Chamber Concert of Renaissance & Baroque Music

FREE concert for Culture Night!

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Weep You No More

“Weep You No More,” a chamber concert of Renaissance and Baroque music from England and Scotland, featuring Mario Papini (lute), Vlad Smishkewych (voice), and Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord). Artist biographies are below.

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Address: People’s Museum of Limerick no. 2 Pery Square, Limerick

Phone: 087 109 5906

No Booking Required

Yonit Kosovske performs as a soloist and chamber musician on harpsichord, modern piano, fortepiano, and chamber organ. Performing Renaissance through Contemporary repertoire, she curates and participates in diverse projects, often integrating music, text, movement, and painting, as well as her own photography and short film. Attending conferences throughout Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, Yonit lectures on Chromatic Keyboard Repertoire, Performance Practice, Interdisciplinary Collaborations, Arts & Diversity, and on Music & Citizenship. Yonit also organizes public seminars that bring together renowned artists and scholars from different arts practices with the intention of building bridges and deepening cultural understanding across traditions and backgrounds. Yonit has a Doctor of Music degree in Historical Keyboard Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is the author of “Historical Harpsichord Technique: Developing La douceur du toucher,” (Indiana University Press, 2011). Yonit maintains an active teaching career as a university lecturer and as a guest artist invited to present classes, workshops, and master classes in harpsichord and piano.

Mario Papini is a lutenist, multi-instrumentalist, and researcher. He is active as a soloist and collaborative artist in the field of Early Music and various traditional repertoires. Originally from Brescia, Italy, he currently lives in Ireland where he is engaged in musicological research at the Irish World academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. In 2019 he graduated cum laude with an MA in Lute and Early Plucked Instruments from the Conservatory Alfredo Casella of l’Aquila under the guidance of Marco Pesci. Mario also has a BA degree from the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello of Venice, where he studied with Tiziano Bagnati. Since 2011 he has been exploring medieval lute and modal music with his teacher Peppe Frana.

Tenor Wolodymyr “Vlad” Smishkewych has performed with artists as diverse as Sequentia, Theatre of Voices, Carlos Nuñez, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, The Harp Consort, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and Ensemble Dialogos. He has recorded for Sony/BMG, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Norton, and Focus Records. He holds the Doctor of Music in Voice Performance from Indiana University, and has lectured and taught masterclasses and performance programs at universities in the USA, South America, Canada, and Europe. His passion for writing and creating audio and video about music, culture, and nature, brought him to Spain as a Fulbright Fellow in 2005. In 2011 he moved to Ireland to become director of the MA in Ritual Song and Chant at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he taught until 2014. He then returned to performing and to the world of audio broadcasting and film, in 2015 joining Ireland’s RTÉ lyric fm as an announcer and programme writer, and as the host of Ireland’s weekly early music programme, Vox Nostra.

Wolodymyr Smishkewych gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Music Network Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Arts Council Ireland).

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7:30 PM19:30

A Tribute to Limerick Soprano Catherine Hayes

We are delighted to present an evening with longtime member of Limerick Civic Trust, Cian O’Carroll, on the life and music of Limerick Soprano, Catherine Hayes.

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Catherine Hayes (1818 -1861) was born at 4 Patrick Street, Limerick to a family in poor circumstances – her father was a bandsman and her mother a domestic servant. Against all the odds, she realised her ambition to sing in the great opera houses of the world.

The tribute to Catherine will include narrative, musical items and images.

Musical snatches of Catherine’s repertoire, recorded by modern singers will be included.

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7:30 PM19:30

The Georgians and Musical Culture


As part of Heritage Week 2019, we are delighted to be running a talk on the musical culture of the Georgians by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam. "

“Passing Time with the Georgians: Irish Landed Society and Musical Culture” is FREE to attend, but booking is essential. Email or call 0871095906 to secure your place. There is on-street car parking available outside the building in Pery Square, and on nearby streets.

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