Making the Cut. EVA International 2014

Making the Cut. EVA International 2014

Limerick holds no monuments commemorating the activities of the Janesboro Hippies or the local followers of Baha’i faith and there is little mention of the Irish Revolutionary Youth Movement of 1970 outside newspaper archives and isolated memories.  The street actions of the Magic Mushroom gang, who illegally refurbished derelict buildings in the city are remembered [...]

Commemorative Portrait of Artist Robert Ballagh Imagined As Beat Music Star for the Remnants of Limerick’s original beat Club

Commemorative Portrait of Artist Robert Ballagh Imagined As Beat Music Star for the Remnants of Limerick’s original beat Club

    Opening in 1966, Limerick’s Club a Go Go was a much-loved membership only ‘ beat Club’ frequented by a dedicated clientele. The club was notable for holding DJ only nights alongside live gigs by visiting beat groups. Recognising that the look of the culture was equally as important as the sound, fashion competitions [...]

People Before Politics

People Before Politics

The most memorable staged image from the 1997 Fianna Fáil election campaign remains the quasi-religious poster of Bertie Ahern aglow under the text ‘People before Politics – leadership through understanding’.  This  directed image, as well as notable for being a radical change from the usual poster layout associated with previous Fianna Fáil campaigns, is also a [...]

Cheese Review

Cheese Review

Originally published on Bock the Robber I don’t know much about protest but I know what I like. The Big Cheese Poverty Party launch. Bourkes Bar Catherine St Limerick 3/12/2010.       An awareness that some particular forms of public protest may have peaked led Limerick Web agitator Bock The Robber to announce the [...]

24 Hour Print Marathon in The Limerick Printmakers

24 Hour Print Marathon in The Limerick Printmakers

Originally published on Bock the Robber On view at the  Limerick Printmakers are the results of a 24 hour print marathon that was held in their studio on Market St. Members and invited printers started the process at 12 oo  o’clock on Saturday 26th and presented a show of the work to the public at [...]

The Spirit Store Poetry Bus. Culture Night in Limerick

The Spirit Store Poetry Bus. Culture Night in Limerick

Originally published on Bock the Robber Last year for Culture Night in the Milk market, the Spirit Store offered the experience of bespoke poetry. Choose your subject and discuss it with a poet who creates a unique response for you to take away. This free event drew a healthy and happy response. To repeat it [...]

"Location" — An Exhibition

“Location” — An Exhibition

Originally published on Bock the Robber   Location An exhibition in Occupy Space Gallery Thomas St Limerick from January 12 to February 4 2012 Location is curated by Ruth Hogan who presents four artists engaging  with concepts of landscape through the relation of space to the self.  These artists are Jonathan Sammon, Lisa Flynn, Michelle [...]

That's Limerick City (On Parade)

That’s Limerick City (On Parade)

Originally published on Bock the Robber St Patrick’s day as a brand in Ireland is often seen as re-imported such is the prominence of re-broadcast Irish news items featuring American presidents, cities with green rivers and a running joke in the Simpsons. This year RTE ran a glowing piece showing the Sydney Opera house matched [...]