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Leader puts Clare in focus

County Clare features prominently in a new website containing 25,000 photographs of life in Limerick and surrounding areas during the 1970s. The site, www.fromlimerickwithlove.ie, contains images from the archives of The Limerick Leader, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, and is the result of months of digitisation work by its staff and Limerick Museum and Archives. The new online archive coincides with the launch of an exhibition of 125 selected photographs from the archive in the Glazed Street of Limerick City and County Council offices in Merchant’s Quay and also in the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD). Entitled From Limerick with Love, the exhibition contains dozens of images created by students of the LSAD in response to the collection and was launched recently by former minister and Limerick native, Des O’Malley. “The exhibition and website title perfectly encapsulates the archive images, which are an affectionate portrait of 1970’s Limerick, as well as surrounding counties. From holy communions …

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