Two exhibitions on Limerick City and County Councils

In June 2014, a new political and administrative structure will be created as a result of the merging of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council.

This momentous event has prompted the holding of two exhibitions by Limerick Museum and Archives on both Council as a representative political institution and as a service provider.

The first is a visual display held in the main street of County Hall, Dooradoyle titled 1899-2014. A Retrospective of Limerick County Council. This display gives a brief overview of 115 years of the Limerick County Council and with an emphasis on the labourers cottages provided by the Council all over County Limerick. This is a free exhibition open to all during the usual office hours of County Hall.

The second exhibition which highlights over 800 years of Limerick City Council is held in Limerick Museum, City Hall, Merchant's Quay. This is titled 1197-2014. A Retrospective of Limerick City Council and is both a visual and object based display.

In the exhibition you will discover where the Limerick City Council has been located over the centuries, who were the Mayors over the last 800 years, as well as how the Limerick City Council has developed over time.

Rare items, such as a Mace Bearer's uniform and the Civic Sword, which is one of the oldest in the country bequeath to Limerick by Queen Elizabeth I are on display for this exhibition.

This exhibition is free of charge and accessible to all. Free activity sheets for children relating to the exhibition are available at the museum help desk.

The 1197-2014. A Retrospective of Limerick City Council exhibition is open to viewing in Limerick weekdays from 10am-5pm, closed for lunch 1pm-2pm in Limerick Museum. For more details follow Limerick Museum and Archives on facebook and twitter.

Last update:22/05/2014