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Wolfe Tone Bar


3 O’Connell Ave, LimerickGoogle MapsArrow
  • The Wolfe Tone Bar was located on O’Connell Avenue.
  • The bar was named after Theobald Wolfe Tone, a leading Irish revolutionary figure and one of the founding members of the United Irishmen, a republican society determined to end British rule in Ireland.
  • This site was one of 12 listed venues for the 28th edition of EVA in 2004, curated by Zdenka Badovinac (b. 1958, Slovenia) and titled Imagine Limerick.
  • This was one of a number of bars in Limerick used for a project titled Traces of Fire (2004) by Volkmar Klien (b. 1971, Austria) and Ed Lear (b. 1971, UK). Traces of Fire was a city-wide tracking project, in which cigarette lighters with tracking devices were surreptitiously left to be picked up by members of the public. The artists monitored the movement of the lighters across the city, creating a map that was subsequently exhibited in City Hall, Merchants Quay.

Artwork presented at this venue

Volkmar Klien and Ed Lear, Traces of Fire, 2004.