Welcome to Limerick's Life

Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.

Unusual Occupation in Limerick

There were some unusual occupation in Limerick including in 1846 when John Egan, Thomas Street, and William Woods, Mungret Street, were both engaged as curled hair manufacturers. By the time of his death two years later, William Woods was employed as a feather...

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The Strange Animals of County Limerick

Sometimes the truth was stranger than fiction in the Limerick countryside. As was the case on the 16 May 1931 when a strange animal about the size of a rat was discovered in Abbeyfeale. It was first noticed at the back of a drapers shop and an attempt was made to...

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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.

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This website is a personal project of Sharon Slater, born from a passion for Limerick and it's history. She maintains, updates and contributes to it independently and voluntarily. If you'd like to donate to keep Limerick's history online, please know that all donations will go directly into the costs of hosting the website and the time and travel to research and write the articles found on the site.


Publications by Sharon Slater