The Limerick Writers’ Centre are presently engaged in the creation of a Limerick Literary Trail, to encourage citizens and visitors to discover Limerick through its literary heritage. In July 2014 the Centre unveiled a plaque outside The Locke Bar on George’s Quay to commemorate war poet Robert Graves and his association with the city. In February 2015 we unveiled a plaque to commemorate the poet and translator Desmond O’Grady outside the White House pub on O’Connell Street. The President Michael D Higgins officiated at the unveiling. On Friday 17th July author Donal Ryan and Alphie McCourt unveiled a plaque honouring Frank McCourt outside South’s Pub. On Thursday 22nd Oct 2015 Jared Harris, son of Richard Harris, unveiled a plaque in honour of his father at Charlie St George pub.
There are many individuals and incidents connecting Limerick with the world of literature that range from Kate O’Brien to Frank McCourt, from James Joyce to Jim Kemmy. The Limerick Writers’ Centre’s project is to to develop the Limerick Literary Trail as a resource for the city, its citizens and visitors.