Heroes Not Forgotten

Tim Roche and Tim Mason created a wonderful project entitled ‘Heroes Not Forgotten’. The project tells the story of 3 brothers who fought and died in World War 1.

Tim ‘Tiger’ Lenihan who survived the war and went on to live in Newcastle West.
Michael was killed in action in 1914.
Patrick was killed in action in 1915.

These three brothers were the grand uncles of Tim Roche. His grandfather was the younger brother of these three.

Please click this link to see the project in full:

Tim Roche and Cian Mason- First World War

Tim and Cian begin researching for their project using books and the internet.
The project starts to come together
Tim and Cian receive their certificates of achievement at the final event in Limerick
Tim and Cian present their project to the group at Limericks final workshop



A comparison of the lives of Jack Donovan and Micheal Hartnett

A comparison of the lives of Jack Donovan and Micheal Hartnett

Una Breen and Melissa Flaherty both have a love and appreciation for the arts and decided to create a project for this archive based on the artist Jack O Donovan and poet Michael Hartnett.



Click this link to view the project the ladies created:

A comparison of the lives of Michael hartnett and Jack Donavan

Una Breen is also an accomplished artist in her own right and agreed to take part in an interview at her latest art exhibition in Limerick:

Brief introduction to Jack O Donovan and Michael Hartnett:

Jack Donovan was one born in 1934, he began studying art in 1951 at the Limerick School of Art, an institution with which he was to have a lifelong association. He went on to become head of the school in 1962, a role he continued until 1972. He is one of Irelands most famous contemporary artists.

Jack O Donovan

Micheal Hartnett was born in 1941 in Listowel, he then later moved to Limerick and then on to Newcastle West which is where he spent the majority of his life. He is one of Irelands best known poets.

Michael Hartnett

Limerick’s Showcase Event

Limerick had a wonderful showcase event in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Limerick on the 17th October. The event which was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor Adam Teskey highlighted the work to date on Place EE from a Limerick perspective. Key note speakers included Catherine Mc Guigan CE of Age Friendly Ireland, Anne Rizzo, Regional Manager from Age Friendly Limerick and the lovely Fiona Mc Cann from Ulster University. Over 120 persons attended including key stakeholders from Limerick’s community coalition.

This following image library highlights the event in images;

Limericks Place EE Showcase Event


The Life of Archbishop Duhig

Sir James Duhig KCMG (2 September 1873 – 10 April 1965) was an Irish-born Australian Roman Catholic religious leader. He was the Archbishop of Brisbane for 48 years from 1917 until his death in 1965. At the time of his death he was the longest-serving bishop in the Catholic Church (1905–1965).  He was a very important man in Broadford and Thomas and Dan decided to create the following project based on his life.

Please click the following link to view the presentation by Thomas Riedy and Dan O Sullivan :

Archbishop Duhig

This short video shows Thomas and Dan presenting their presentation at Limerick’s Place EE workshop:

Thomas and Dan begin to use the internet to search for information about Archbishop Duhig
The project begins to take shape as the workshops progress
Thomas and Dan receive their certificates of appreciation at Limericks final intergenerational workshop


Irish Music

John Quinn and Connor Fox created this wonderful project centred on Irish Music. The project touches on Irish instruments and songs and looks at Irish music from an International perspective.

Click this link to view the powerpoint created:

John Quinn and Conor Fox- Irish Music

John and Conor use the internet to search for information related to their topic
The project begins to take shape – Conor shows John  how to access You Tube to listen to Irish music
John and Conor receive their Certificates of Achievement at the final Place EE workshop.

In Shame, Love in Shame – A Song

Peg Kelly and Mary Sexton share a passion for music and song. This wonderful video shows Mary interviewing Peg about a song called  In Shame, Love in Shame, Peg then sings the beautiful song.

The song was written by by Sean McCarthy. Recorded by Peggy Sweeney and by Red Hurley originally. Recorded in the 1960’s by Olive Bayle. The song is about having a baby and not being married, which was a big deal in Ireland up until recently. It is believed to be a true story.

The original lyrics:

They whisper their stories and they glance with the eye,
They look over my shoulder when I pass them by,
My father and mother they treat me the same,
Hear the Nightingale crying in shame love in shame.Cling to me tight love hold my hand,
The road it is long love, and harsh is the land,
That’s the cross we must carry for having no name,
Hear the Nightingale crys now in shame love in shame.I have wings on my feet and of love I have dreamed,
The moon and the stars, oh how friendly they seemed,
The touch of his hand in the soft summer rain,
But the Nightingale crys now in shame love in shame.Once in the starlight when he held me close,
Down by the green meadows, where grew the wild rose,
The wind sang of love, oh how soft it’s refrain,
Hear the Nightingale crying in shame love in shame.Now hush little darling we soon will be there,
A blanket of love will surround you with care,
No vile tongues will whisper you will never feel pain,
Hear the Nightingale crying in shame love in shame.How mute are the birds now, my bonny young boy,
How deep is the river, how silent your cry,
Let the water baptise you, then we’ll both hear a name,
Hear the Nightingale sing, there’s no shame, there’s no shame.

Peg and Mary were delighted to receive their certificates of appreciation at Limerick’s final workshop


Elverstown Little Forge and Family History

The forge was an integral part of every town and village across Ireland for centuries. This project created by Richard Nolan and Shane Copse focuses on the importance of the forge in Irish society and on Richards family connection to a forge in Elverstown.

Click this link to view Richard and Shane’s project:

Place EE Richard Nolan and Shane Copse- Family History of the Forge

This short video shows Richard explaining his family connection to the forge:

Richard and Shane were busy gathering information for their project during the intergenerational workshops
Shane and Richard received their certificates of appreciation at Limerick’s final workshop