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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
Recruits were not always easy to come by in Limerick as the following story of an attempt to find recruits to fight in the Crimea shows. Limerick Reporter 7 Aug 1855 This day, a sergeant of the Guards, who had come over from London specially for that purpose,...read more
Thomas Street is in the heart of the Newtown Pery development of Edmund Sexton Pery (1719-1806) and his plan for the development of a new town on lands he owned in the south liberties of the city. The town was built in stages as Pery sold off leases to builders and...read more
The following report of a bull causing havoc on Edward Street in 1918 comes from the Limerick Leader - 21 August 1918 Bull Causes Panic About five o'clock on yesterday evening a bull broke loose in Edward-street, Limerick, and caused no small amount of panic in that...read more
This stunning picture which was taken for us by Donal Stundon, shows King's Island in its entirety. You can see quite clearly how small the old Englishtown was and how separate St Mary's Park is from the city. The island is circled by both the Shannon and Abbey rivers...read more
In October 2013 a series of photographs which were found in a box belonging to Pan American pilot, Frederick Valentine Thompson was shared with Limerick's Life in an attempt to discover the names of these young children in Limerick in the 1940s. Three years passed...read more
The following seven stunning pictures showing Limerick City from the sky all come courtesy of and with many thanks to Donal Stundon. 1. St John's Cathedral The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is the present day Cathedral in Limerick City was built in 1856. Its famous...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.