Supporting Polish Art in Ireland

Written by
Maria Gleeson on
06 September 2021

HOMS Assist is proud to sponsor the 14th Polish Arts Festival.  

With people missing each other and social distancing making it hard to get together to celebrate in a free spirit, the festival embraces togetherness and hope for the future.  

The Polish Arts Festival (PAF) is a community organisation that partners with Limerick artists and venues to integrate and promote Polish culture and artists.  

Festival is an especially important event bringing the communities together and offering a taste of Poland with an Irish twist.  

The festival is being held in Limerick with an exciting line up of events from 16th to 19th September , with exhibitions and podcasts running from 16th September  to15th to October.  

The Mayor of Limerick, Daniel Butler, and the Polish Ambassador to Ireland, Anna Sochańska, will  openthe festival in the Hunt Museum Gardens. The launch will feature performances of local artists and artists from the Polish community group. The festival is a hybrid of both online and live events in the Hunt Museum, Belltable and the virtual online world.  

The theme of the festival, ‘Looking up & Looking Out’, is particularly apt, given the challenging time we are all living through. This year’s festival also celebrates the 100 year anniversary of a worldwide famous science-fiction author, Stanislaw Lem.   

The amazing program includes:- 

  • Family film screening in Belltable 
  • Month-long exhibition of Adriana Laube in The Hunt Museum & Belltable foyer 
  • Audio stories in Polish and English read by Georgina Miller and Justyna Cwojdzińska 
  • Podcasts about Lem  
  • Online animations  
  • A first projection in Ireland of‘I never cry’ by Piotr Domalewski in Belltable followed by Q&A with the director. 


 See the festival website and Facebook page  for more information on events.