Sharon Slater

Author and Award Winning Historian

Lectures and Launches

 

The following are the titles of lectures given by Sharon Slater from 2007 to the present. These lectures cover a wide range of Limerick history topics. These lectures were given at venues throughout Ireland.

2024

  • 25 May 2024 – Women in Politics (part of panel) – Ormston House
  • 23 Mar 2024 – The Hands Behind the Stitches – Limerick Lace Symposium
  • 05 Mar 2024 – Difficult Women – Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick
  • 08 Feb 2024 – MnáTalk (part of panel) – Treaty City Brewery
  • 25 Jan 2024 – Victorians and their Vices – Murroe Boher Historical Society

2023

  • 17 Dec 2023 – Tiny Little Histories – An Sean Reilig – The Gaff
  • 25 Nov 2023 – Notable Limerick Women of the Revolutionary Period – Decade of Centenaries Symposium – Limerick Museum/Limerick Library
  • 15 Nov 2023 – Limerick Women Who Changed The World – Cappamore Historical Society
  • 10 Nov 2023 – Friday Reminisces – St Michael’s Caherconlish
  • 09 Oct 2023 – Some Buildings of Newtown Pery – UL Architecture
  • 17 Jul 2023 – Development of Limerick since 1691 – Limerick Bastille Day Wild Geese Festival/Mickey Martins
  • 4 Jul 2023 –  Panel on 30 years of Queer History – Hunt Museum/Limerick Pride
  • 3 May 2023 – Margaretta Eagar – Retired Secondary School Association of Ireland
  • 08 Mar 2023 – The Extraordinary lives of Catalina Sarsfield and Constance O’Mara – ICA Limerick at Limerick Museum

2022

  • 08 Nov 2022 – The European lives of Catalina Sarsfield and Constance O’Mara – Newport Historical Society (Tipperary)
  • 19 Oct 2022 – A-Z Curious County Limerick – Ballingarry Heritage
  • 06 Oct 2022 – Launched – Tiny Little Histories – The Gaff
  • 29 Sep 2022 – Launched – Women’s Limerick Caucus – Limerick City & County Council
  • 24 Sep 2022 – A.B.C. of Curious Limerick – A.BC. for Mental Health/ People’s Museum
  • 09 Sep 2022 – A-Z Curious County Limerick – Kilmallock Library
  • 17 Aug 2022 – Investigating Wolfe Tone Street – Ormston House/Heritage Week at Charlie Malone’s
  • 15 Aug 2022 -“Women’s Intuition”: A History of Limerick’s Female Entrepreneurs – People’s Museum, Limerick/Heritage Week
  • 27 Jul 2022 – Women of Limerick – IASIL2022, University of Limerick
  • 08 Jul 2022 – Diversity in Augustinian Lane – Mickey Martins
  • 04 Jul 2022 – Alice O’Day – Limerick Pride/Ormston House
  • 18 May 2022 – Women of Limerick – Friends of the Hunt Museum
  • 21 Apr 2022 – Women of Limerick – Bruff Heritage Group
  • 22 Mar 2022 – Victorians and their Vices – UL Probus, Limerick
  • 23 Feb 2022 – How much does a plaque actually tell us? The bust of Margaret Moloney, Glin – Irish Centre for Transnational Studies
  • 09 Feb 2022 – Victorians and their Vices – U3A, Limerick
  • 08 Jan 2022 – Women of Limerick – The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS)

2021

  • 11 Oct 2021 – Lady Lytton – Limerick Mental Health Week, St Mary’s Cathedral.
  • 20 Aug 2021 – Tait Trail (Researcher for play performed by Ann Blake) – Openhouse Limerick
  • 08 Mar 2021 – Female Firsts of Limerick City and County Council – Limerick Women’s Caucus
  • 07 Mar 2021 – The Widows of the Curfew Murders – Limerick GAA

2020

  • 08 Mar 2020 – The Author, The Actor, The Aviator – Ormston House/International Women’s Day, Limerick

2019

  • 19 Oct 2019 – Tait Trail – The Bedford/OpenHouse Limerick
  • 12 Oct 2019 – Women in the Workplace – Amazing Lace Symposium, Limerick
  • 20 Sep 2019 – The History of Mickey Martins – Mickey Martins/Culture Night, Limerick
  • 21 Aug 2019 – The Life of Peter Tait – The Bedford/Heritage Week, Limerick
  • 28 Jan 2019 – The Limerick Soviet – Ardscoil Rís, Limerick

2018

  • 25 Oct 2018 – Panellist for Constance Smith Hollywood Tragedy – RHIFF, Limerick
  • 21 Aug 2018 – Dr Samuel Crumpe, Physician – Heritage Week – St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
  • 19 Aug 2018 – Victorians and Vice – Afternoon Tea at Pery No.1, Limerick
  • 27 Apr 2018 – ‘Be Inspired‘ – National Heritage Week at National Museum, Dublin
  • 27 Mar 2018 – ‘Peter Tait and the Limerick Clothing Factory’ – Friends of the Hunt Museum, Limerick
  • 13 Mar 2018 – ‘Living within the Castle’ – Plassey Partners, King John’s Castle, Limerick
  • 05 Feb 2018 – ‘The Limerick Starlet Constance Smith’ – LCARA (Limerick City Active Retirement), O’Connell Avenue, Limerick
  • 10 Jan 2018 – ‘The Granary building and environs, an illustrated history’ – U3A (University of the Third Age), Limerick Library, Limerick

2017

  • 14 Dec 2017 – “A History of the Limerick Clothing Factories” – Murroe Boher Historical Society, Murroe, Co. Limerick
  • 08 Nov 2017 – ‘Maragetta Eagar, Nanny to the last Tsar‘ – Castleconnell Historical Society, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
  • 08 Nov 2017 – ‘The Limerick Starlet Constance Smith‘ – Probus Strand Hotel, Limerick
  • 26 Oct 2017 – ‘A history of Cecil Street’ – BMWA (Books, Movies, Whiskey, Albums), High Street, Limerick
  • 23 Oct 2017 – ‘The Limerick Clothing Company. Stitching together the history of Ireland’s largest army clothing manufacturer’ – Thomond Archaeological Society, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  • 14 Sep 2017 – ‘The Ballynanty Fairy Fort’ – Northside Family Resource Centre, Limerick
  • 09 Sep 2017 – ‘A history of Cecil Street’ – The Gaff, Cecil Street, Limerick
  • 24 Aug 2017 – ‘The Limerick Clothing Factory’ –  Limerick Archives/Heritage Week, City Hall, Limerick
  • 18 Aug 2017 – Launched – West Limerick Heritage Journal, second edition – Newcastlewest, Limerick
  • 21 Aug 2017 – ‘A brief history of the Abbey Fishermen’ – The Hunt Museum/Heritage Week, Rutland Street, Limerick
  • 26 Jul 2017 – ‘Margaretta Eagar the nanny to the last Tsar’ – Kilkee Civic Trust, Kilkee, Co. Clare
  • 16 Jul 2017 – ‘Tom LeFroy: Jane’s Limerick Beau’ – Jane Austen 200, Barrington Street, Limerick
  • 04 May 2017 – ‘Peter Tait separating the man from the myth’ – Nelly’s Corner, Nicholas Street, Limerick
  • 26 Apr 2017 – Who was Margaretta Eagar – Ballyneety Historical Society, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick
  • 01 Apr 2017 – ‘Peter Tait & Limerick Clothing Factory’ – Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick.
  • 11 Mar 2017 – ‘Plassey, Limerick and the Black Bridge’ – Inland Navigation of Ireland Historical Society, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • 15 Feb 2017 – ‘A guide to tracing your Limerick Genealogy’ – Graveyard awards (keynote speaker), Adare, Co. Limerick

2016

2015

  • 05 Nov 2015 – ‘St Patrick’s School History’ – St Patrick’s Girls School, Dublin Road, Limerick
  • 13 Oct 2015 – ‘Bigamy in 19th Century Ireland’ – Adare Historical Society, Adare, Co. Limerick
  • 07 Oct 2015 – ‘St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital’ – Samaritans/Mental Health Week, Barrington Street, Limerick
  • 07 Sep 2015 – LaunchedWelcome to Garryowen – Garryowen Genealogy Group & Garryowen Community Development Project, Garryowen, Limerick

2014

  • 30 May 2014 – History of Thomas Street – TomCat Festival
  • 12 Apr 2014 – ‘Mount Saint Lawrence Project’  – Grave Matters Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin

2013

  • 08 Dec 2013 – ‘Limerick and Hollywood’ – Richard Harris Film Festival, CB1, Limerick
  • 19 Sep 2013 – ‘Roche’s Hanging Garden’ – Elemental Arts Festival, Georgian House, Limerick
  • 04 May 2013 – ‘A brief History of the Abbey Fishermen’ – The Abbey Fishermen Gathering, Absolute Hotel, Limerick

2012

2011

2008

  • 2008 – ‘Life on the River, the Castleconnell Fisheries’ – Castleconnell History Society, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
  • 2008 – ‘Ardnacrusha and its Effects on a Fishing Community’ – Newport Historical Society, Co. Tipperary

2007

  • 2007 – ‘The Abbey Fishermen, the Loss of a Community’ – Limerick City Library, Limerick