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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...

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 in the Crescent at the top...

Trinity Church, Episcopal

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

St. Joseph Church – Roman Catholic

St Joseph’s church on O’Connell Avenue was built in 1904. It was...

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,...

Passenger List of the Astrea Ship, 1834

The following list contains the names of those who boarded the ill-fated...

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 &...

Young Reggie and the Telephone at Whelan’s Chemist

In this Guest Post Reg Morrow tell us of his time working in Whelan’s...

For Limerick’s Glory, Liam O’Brien

In this Guest Post Liam O’Brien regales us his wonderful poem on based...

Women in Public Houses in 1909

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

One Piece Russia Duck Pantaloons

A Limerick Entrepreneur: Russia Duck Pantaloons were often worn by the...

House of Ill-Repute, 1859 Limerick Brothel

In the mid-nineteenth century brothels were commonplace in Ireland and could...

Rabies and Sheep in the City, 1884

Rabies was a common affliction in the nineteenth century in Limerick until...

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...

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...

Construction of Shannon Bridge in 1986 and 1987

These images of the construction of Shannon Bridge were kindly donated to...

The Model School Students 1933

The work began on the Model School in Limerick in 1853, and the official...

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...

Medical Electrician Returns to Limerick, 1862

On 25 November 1862 the following announcement was placed in the Limerick...

Historical Resources Available From Limerick Council

Limerick Council is unique among the counties in Ireland in having an...

Irish Georgian Society Bulletins Giveaway Competition

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

Limerick History Quiz 2, Questions from the Tweety Stone

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

10 Questions on Limerick History through the Centuries.

A Limerick History Quiz Time limit: 0 Quiz-summ

Tweasure Hunt – 24 March 2013

As part of the Life Long Learning Festival 2013 Sharon Slater and Gabriela...

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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