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In 1950 at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court a case was tried before Judge Barry O’Brian. The accused plead guilty to stealing 14 stone of lead from the roof of an outhouse on the North Circular Road causing £139 worth of damage to the building. The accused felt sure...read more
The following is a selection of goods and services advertised in Limerick in 1830. In 1830 you could buy coffee at one penny per ounce at J Robinson’s stores in Bank Place. His teas arrived in the city in leaden canisters direct from the East India Tea Company in...read more
Catalina Sarsfield (c.1694-) was the eldest daughter of David Sarsfield (c.1571-1710) and the niece of Dominick Sarsfield, 4th Viscount Sarsfield (c.1570-1636) of Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Both David and Dominick supported James II during the 1689 to 1691 Williamite...read more
Elizabeth Christianson was described 'as woman of some position - a lady in appearance an educated person, and it appears a linguist and we dare say in other ways an accomplished woman' so it came as a shock to Limerick society when on Friday 14 July 1893 she was...read more
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
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.