She was nominated by several members of the public and was one of 170 individuals nominated for this national award.
The Heritage Councils Heritage Hero Award celebrates someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in Ireland.
“This years winner is historian and author Sharon Slater from Limerick. Sharon has worked tirelessly over the years in local history research in Limerick. As well as writing books on Limericks history, she established Limericks Life in 2004, an unparalleled treasure trove of Limerick history from rare images to untold stories of Limericks people and places. Sharon devotes her time to heritage in the community from local heritage projects with Limerick Fishermen to leading bicycle tours! Sharon brings history to life for the people of Limerick and is a worthy recipient of the Heritage Hero Award.”