Sharon has worked tirelessly over the years in local history research in Limerick. As well as writing books on Limerick’s history, she established www.limerickslife.com in 2004, an unparalleled treasure trove of Limerick history from rare images to untold stories of Limerick’s people and places.
National Heritage Council – 12 April 2018
Many thanks for your administrative efficiency and attention to detail that made matters work so well. It was a fine event, and I trust, and hope, you and Limerick are happy with the way matters turned out.” Professor James Kelly, Dublin City University, Ireland. April 2014
Sharon has an outstanding passion for local history, combined with unbounded enthusiasm and tireless capacity for interacting with others and sharing her knowledge. Her website Limerick’s Life has become a real brand for Limerick, due to the huge amount of work she has put into identifying and bringing to light information about the city’s past. Sharon has an excellent insight into the opportunities opened by digital / social media and she is then perfect example of a modern age scholar. I met Sharon in 2011 while working on the Connected Limerick project and ever since, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength.Sharon has generously contributed her time and expertise to our research and community projects by giving invited talks, guiding historical tours, participating in recording sessions and providing us with excellent information and images from Limerick’s past
Dr. Gabriela Avram – University of Limerick, Ireland – 21 Jan 2013
Sharon has displayed a timeless commitment to her field. A multi-faceted talent, Sharon adroitly navigates between digital and print mediums to deliver a finished product or resource to satisfy the most discriminating standards. She is an effective communicator, both orally and in the written word, whose talents and capacity for detailed research have yielded top shelf publications with broad appeal. Sharon is a team player and would be a welcomed addition to any employer seeking an articulate, intelligent and driven candidate who numbers professionalism and quality amongst her highest priorities.
David Zelz – HR Generalist at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems – 18 Jan 2013
Sharon knows more about the history of Limerick than anyone I know. Her website is incredible. She is intelligent, witty, creative and someone I greatly admire. I love working with her and always look forward to it.
Richard Lynch – Managing Director – I Love Limerick