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Limerick Tweasure Hunt

Digital traces and physical places

1 April 2012

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The instructions(excerpts)

The aim of this Tweasure Hunt is primarily to have fun, but also to uncover some of Limerick City’s fascinating history and hidden treasures.On your map you will see markers for the positions of 13 plaques commemorating people, places, events and organisations - all part of Limerick’s History.  You are required to unlock the exact location of these plaques using the following clues. Once you have figured it out, go to the location of the plaque and take a picture on your phone-make sure you include your team logo in the corner.  Tweet the picture using the #LmkTH. This will get you 10 points.

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The instructions

Points will be awarded as follows......... Scoring PointsEach of the 13 Limerick plaques photographed and tweeted 10 eachOne old Limerick Streetscape re-created 10 eachCreating your Own Plaque in a place of interest 20Recording (audio or in writing) of the story connected to that place 10Posed Photo of Tidy Towns Helpers 10 Limerick Tidy Town - Good or Bad aspect photo 5 eachBonus Points for less ordinary plaque 15

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The map

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The teams

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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The Organisers

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: A million myles from where they ended up, this is the site of a little slice of modern musical history. Crowned winners of a talent competition in March 1978 this group would go on to become global superstars.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: Built by his brother this was the home of the Protestant bishop of Limerick in the 1780’s. Now, you might visit here to insure your future.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: One of the founding fathers of Georgian Limerick, the occupant of the house in question 2 benefited from his design.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: Home of this Bostonian who ministered during the American Civil War. Converting from Protestantism to Catholicism caused a sensation in his Native New England Home.  He came to Limerick to live in the early 1800’s and died in 1815 as a locally esteemed priest of edifying piety!

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: The family after whom this is named occupied the position of mayor 44 times, and their memorial plaque has been the place to live, then a ghetto until it was revamped into what we have today.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: From charlady on Henry Street to prima donna in La Scala, Limerick’s Swan of Erin was born in this house. It may yet become a centre of song!

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: This centre of profit making which was built in 1805 morphed into a centre of government from 1847 to 1990 and its final days were left in print.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: This Limerick Institution, which opened its doors on the 1st of December 1831, took its name from the prominent Limerick family who donated the money for the purchase of the land in a fine act of philanthropy.  Many poor Limerick dwellers were glad of its existence during 1832’s cholera epidemic.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: Bing Crosby made their name famous, though they were already well known throughout the country.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: The remains of the house in which a 17th century catholic Alderman once lived are as old as the nearby cathedral.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue:

The

prior site of one of the early local governments, this building was knocked to make way for a residence of incarceration.

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue:

Abode of patriot, merchant and Mayor of Limerick, drawn,  quartered and decapitated by

Cromwellian

Man

Henery

Ireton

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The plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

The clue: The Colleen Bawn - though she never saw inside its walls, her story was told here with great shock and awe.

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Own plaque

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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Limerick Tidy Town participants

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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The Good

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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The Ugly

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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Bonus plaque

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team

Aeroplane

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Extra plaques

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Team Elephant

Team Butterfly

Team Train

Team Aeroplane

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Cityscapes

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Wrong plaques

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The mascots(logos)

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