Saturday, August 25, 2012
Talk on Lady Heath Limerick Sept 15
On Saturday, 15th September 2012, the streets of Limerick will come alive to welcome both visitors and native Limerick people alike to the inaugural Elemental Arts & Culture Festival. The festival encompasses the arts in all their guises, from interactive street art, dance and short films, to street performers and a talk on a very special lost local hero.
Speaking at the launch of Elemental in Limerick’s Hunt Museum, Alan Hogan, one of the Elemental organising team, elaborated:
“We uncovered the incredible story of a county Limerick woman, Sophie Peirce, also known as Lady Mary Heath who was an Olympian and an aviator, back in the twenties when such things were unheard of,” he said. “We are lucky enough to have Lindie Naughton, author of Lady Icarus, a book about her life, coming to give a talk in the elegant setting of No. 1 Pery Square. It’s a fascinating life story which wouldn’t be out of place in a movie.”
* Talk starts at 2.30pm. If you want a copy of the book, let me know.