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

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

Names of those Killed or Injured in July 1922, Irish Civil War

Between the 11th and 22nd of July 1922 Civil War tore through the streets of...

10 Free Books on the History of Limerick Available to Download or Read Online.

The following books on aspects of Limerick history are available free to...

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...

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,...

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...

Chimney Sweeping a Fatal Occupation for Young Michael O Brien, 1846

Newtownpery in Limerick was a Georgian city and the flues these in Georgian...

Tales from Michael Hogan

The Drunken Thady This tale by the “Bard of Thomond” Michael Hogan...

Boat Pulling Race on the Shannon in 1864

Limerick Reporter 06 September 1864 On a windy and rainy Sunday in early...

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...

Crew of Apollo 13 visits Limerick, October 1970

Apollo 13 launched on the 11 April 1970 at 19:13 GMT with flight crew James...

Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau in Limerick,1828

Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau was born Count Pückler,...

The Escape of Ellen Browne 1845

Ellen Browne was born in 1824 to and according to her testimony her mother...

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...

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