Women of Limerick is a mobile phone app to remember and celebrate women from Limerick’s history. Launched in 2021, Sharon Slater has mapped thirty women across the city to mark their contributions to the arts, education, health and politics, both locally and around the world. For National Heritage Week, she has created a new layer on the map, locating public artworks by women artists. From modest interventions to large-scale commissions, the selection of ten permanent artworks, at prominent sites and hiding in plain sight, creates a new walking trail through the city.
About Sharon Slater
Sharon Slater was named National Heritage Hero in 2017 by the Heritage Council of Ireland. She is currently Historian-in-Residence at Ormston House, and is advising on a range of artistic commissions and creative projects. For over twenty years, Sharon has been researching the history of life in Limerick, and she holds an MA in Local History from the University of Limerick. She is the author of multiple publications, most recently The A-Z of Curious County Limerick (2021), and has worked with media organisations in Ireland and abroad. She has received numerous awards for her work, and was honoured by a Mayoral Reception at City Hall.