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List of Attendees at Fenian Commemorative Parade, 1867

On the 8th December 1867 a march to the memory of the Manchester Martyrs...

10 Limerick facts from 1911 Census

The 1911 Census of Ireland was completed in each household on the night of...

Limerick Junior Soccer 1912-2012

The following publication on the history of Limerick’s Junior Soccer...

Places around the World called Limerick

The following are places called Limerick throughout the world, all of which...

Photographs from St. Patricks National Schools 1920s-1950s

The original school was situated in the back of St. Patrick’s Church...

An 1892 Tourist View of the City

The following article by Peter M’Cluskey, an Australian travel writer...

Travels in Ireland by Johann Georg Kohl, 1841

Johann George Kohl (1808 – 1878) was a German travel writer in the...

Stephen Gwynn describes Limerick in 1914

Stephen Gwynn was born Dublin on the 13 February 1864 the eldest child of...

Two Mayors and a Wager

Troublemaking under the guise of someone else is not a new phenomenon, as we...

The Astrea Shipwreck Letter

The following letter is from one of the three survivors of the Astrea...

1648 Lintel as Flowerbed in People’s Park

In 1648 this lintel according to Eithne Deloughry O’Byrne was carved for...

1898 Proposed Limerick Street Names Changes

In 1898 Limerick Corporation was considered a Nationalist Corporation and so...

Sweeping Brush Factory Fire, 1847

The following report comes via the Sydney Chronicle – 4 September...

Villiers Girls School Results in 1918

In 1815 Hannah Villiers by virtue of her will founded a school for...

History of Monaleen Castletroy District By D. Stewart, 1955

History of Monaleen Castletroy District By D. Stewart (1955) Monaleen In the...

Robert O’Shaughnessy the Clockmaker

In the Limerick Museum collection stands simple long case clock with the...

Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush visit in 1954

Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush visited Limerick in June 1954 to promote their...

How to Trace your Limerick Family History

Most people set out on tracing their family history full of enthusiasm only...

An Odd Wedding Custom, 1864

The following is a report of an very interesting wedding custom carried...

Oldest Man in Limerick, Michael Murphy

After publishing 10 Limerick Facts from the 1911 census and making note of...

Episode 6 Rediscovering Limerick – Trip into Limerick’s Past

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

Episode 5 Rediscovering Limerick – The Walls of Limerick

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

Episode 4 Rediscovering Limerick – Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

Episode 3 Rediscovering Limerick – The Pery Family

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

Episode 2 Rediscovering Limerick – Sylvester O’Halloran

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

Kate O’Brien a Pioneer in Gay Literature

Limerick was the birth place to world renowned author, Kathleen Mary Louise...

Who was Matthew Thornton? Signatory of the Declaration of Independence

It is repeatedly noted in secondary sources that Matthew Thornton was born...

Who was Margaretta Eagar? The Governess of the last Russian Royal Family

A Limerick woman Margaretta Eagar was the governess to the daughters of the...

Who Was The Very Generous Lady Banks?

Mrs. Anne Banks, was born about 1718, she was married to Louth man Samuel...

Who was Patrick O’Brien – The Blind Piper

Patrick O’Brien was born in Labasheeda, Co. Clare to a prosperous...

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Outside Ireland Weddings 1863

The following list contains marriages that mention places Outside...

Wicklow Weddings 1863

The following list contains marriages that mention places in county...

Wexford Weddings 1863

The following list contains marriages that mention places in county...

The Franciscans – Roman Catholic

The Franciscan Church on Lower Henry Street the  foundation stone of the...

The Jesuits Church – Roman Catholic

The Jesuits Church or Sacred Heart Church located and was completed in 1868...

Trinity Church, Episcopal

Trinity Church which is integrated into the streetscape of Catherine Street...

Dr Crump’s December 1795 Weather Report

Dr Samuel Crump born in Rathkeale in 1766, he went to study medicine in...

Dr Crump’s November 1795 Weather Report

Dr Samuel Crump born in Rathkeale in 1766, he went to study medicine in...

Dr Crump’s October 1795 Weather Report

Dr Samuel Crump born in Rathkeale in 1766, he went to study medicine in...

Military Cemetery, King’s Island

During the Open House October 2014 we had access to the Military Cemetery...

CWGC Graves in Military Cemetery, King’s Island

CWGC (Common Wealth Grave Commission) – Erected uniform tablet...

Name List of the James Ship, 1834

In early 1834 before the James and the Astrea (who also was wrecked in 1834,...

In January 1908, Limerick was recorded as crime free

Advocate – 15 February 1908 CRIMELESS LIMERICK. At the opening of...

Historic Cast Iron Gas Meter in LSAD

The following images are of the cast iron gas meter made by J&J Braddock...

Women in Public Houses in 1909

Thomas Donnellan (1854-1924), Mayor of Limerick (1908-1909) stated the...

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Abbey Fishermen Plaque on the Abbey Bridge

The traditional Limerick city fishing community the “Abbey Fishermen”...

A Homage to Cannock’s Clock

The below video of the history of Cannock’s Clock was created for the...

Time’s Up! Clock Hunt – Elemental Festival

Some are small, some are tall and others are hidden in a wall. The Treasure...

Episode 4 Rediscovering Limerick – Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory

This series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of...

1850 Limerick Convictions

In the mid 19th century all crime was met with severe punishment. The...

Limerick Junior Soccer 1912-2012

The following publication on the history of Limerick’s Junior Soccer...

Michael Fitzpatrick versus Ellen French, a native of Limerick, in Australia

The following Guest post comes all the way from Australia, where John &...

The Bride and Groom – Guest Post by Reg Morrow

The Story. For A Dear Sister and the People of Limerick. – Reg...

Blog Awards Ireland LongList Nomination 2015

Thank you to everyone who nominated Limerick’s Life for the Blog...

The Holland House of Horrors

Philip Henry Holland was born into a family of solicitors and when he was 16...

Kate O’Brien a Pioneer in Gay Literature

Limerick was the birth place to world renowned author, Kathleen Mary Louise...

Limerick History Quiz 3

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Irish Georgian Society Bulletins Giveaway Competition

Limerick’s Life Giveaway Competition Win 20 Irish Georgian Society...

Limerick History Quiz 2

A Very Tweety Stone Quiz Time limit: 0 Quiz-sum

Eamon De Valera in Limerick in 1941

In 1941, Eamon De Valera, the then Taoiseach of Ireland a position he held...

Limerick Hurling History in Photographs

Limerick has a long hurling tradition, with names such as Mick Mackey, ...

A Homage to Cannock’s Clock

The below video of the history of Cannock’s Clock was created for the...