Limerick people will be able to get a glimpse into what local elections were like in the past with a new pop-up museum exhibition in the council’s corporate headquarters in Merchant’s Quay.

‘Local Elections’ is produced by the Local Authority Archivists Group and will feature local authority collections around the country from the first local election in 1899, and will inform the public on how elections work and how people have used their vote in the past.

While there have been huge advances in technology and in society in the past 120 years, elections in Ireland have remained the same.

It is this ongoing traditional use of pens and paper on the day and the manual count following that makes elections in Ireland so fascinating and intriguing to watch.

The free exhibition is brought to you by the Limerick Archives Department of Limerick City and County Council, is now open in Merchant’s Quay and will run until Friday, 31 May 2019.