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In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth to go along with these tobacco factories clay pipes were produced in the William Merritt’s factory, Broad Street. Twice a year fifty tons of clay would be imported from Liverpool for the production of twenty-one...read more
William Mount Kidd was born in 50 William Street, Limerick on 18 Sep 1869 at the home of his maternal grandfather. His parents were a Presbyterian couple James Morgan Kidd (1840-1909) (funeral report) and Isabella Fife (1841-1918) both of whom were born in Scotland...read more
In 1840 tea-totalling or temperance was high on the agenda in Irish society as new groups began to form to promote the abstaining way of life. Father Theobald Mathew, after whom Mathew Bridge was named during his life time was the tee-totalling reformer of the period....read more
The Meath & Louth Advertiser 24 March 1835 had the following simple article: Limerick City Twenty-two persons, seventeen men and five women, are sentenced to transportation. After the termination of the assizes there are still one hundred and seventy-eight in...read more
Henry Fox-Strangways, Lord Stavordale (1747-1802) the heir of the first Earl of Ilchester's arrived in Limerick as a young solider. While in the city he attended a hunt ball, at this ball Miss Mary Theresa O'Grady made her debut in Society. Lord Stavordale at once...read more
The following are a series of the cases heard in the Limerick City Police Court in July 1893. City Police Court before J.B. Irwin, R.M., Dr O'Shaughnessy, the Mayor, W. J. O'Donnell, J Guinane and J O'Mara. Two young lads named Fitzgerald and McCarthy were charged by...read more
Step-by-Step Guide to Tracing your Limerick Family History
Most people set out on tracing their family history full of enthusiasm only to be hit by brick walls along the way. In this post we will share some useful tips about how to trace your Limerick City ancestors and what resources are available online. Luckily for those starting out in genealogy today there are a lot more resources available at the finger tips, though there is a certain loss of enjoyment from missing out on the dusty books and reels of micro-fiche which were the norm up until very recently.