Mayoral robes to be displayed in Limerick museum

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMayoral robes to be displayed in Limerick museumBy Alan Jacques – June 5, 2014 715 Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Previous articleParents critical of medical card reviewsNext articleLimerick women campaign to decriminalise drug users Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Mayor of Limerick, Kathleen Leddin presents her mayoral robe to Limerick Museum and ArchivesDURING her final week as a public representative, outgoing Mayor Kathleen Leddin presented her mayoral robe to Limerick Museum and Archives, where it will go on display in its new home in the former Franciscan Church.From the 13th century, the Mayor and Council of Limerick were viewed as being like a local King and Parliament with the mayor bedecked in robes, carry a mace and addressed as ‘your worship’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Leddin’s mayoral robe will now be displayed among other rare items in the city’s history including a mace bearer’s uniform and a civic sword — regarded as one of the oldest in the country having been bequeathed to Limerick by Queen Elizabeth I.“I am deeply honoured to have been able to serve as the first citizen of my home city and as Mayor of Limerick. The museum’s collections are a mirror to Limerick’s social and economic past and are a treasure for the people of Limerick and its visitors,” said Mayor Leddin.“I’m delighted that the mayoral robe will now take its place among these wonderful heirlooms from our past,” she added.Limerick City and County Council is in discussions to finalise the details on the lease of the Franciscan Church for use as a museum and it is planned to move Limerick Museum and Archives to the new premises. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter TAGSCllr Kathleen LeddinFranciscan ChurchlimerickLimerick Museum and ArchivesMayor of LimerickQueen Elizabeth I Linkedin Facebooklast_img

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