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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
In 1834, a scandalous series of letters appeared in the Limerick Chronicle between Dr Thomas Frewen and his son William Frewen (born 2 Dec 1792 to Thomas and Anne, baptized in St John’s Church of Ireland 16 Dec 1792). William Frewen of the Royal Shades Hotel...read more
Kileely Old Graveyard, also known as St. Lelia's. St. Lelia is believed to be Liadhain, a Dalcassian, the daughter of Diarmuid whose grandfather Cairtheann was converted to Christianity by St. Patrick. The feast to St. Lelia is held on the 11th August. Kileely is an...read more
The tradition of the “abduction wedding” stretched all the way back to Brehon times. By the eighteenth and early nineteenth century they became a common feature of life in Ireland. Between 1802 and 1816, there were 52 reports of abduction in County Tipperary alone. An...read more
I am thrilled to announce that Limerick’s Life, has once again made the Shortlist for the 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland. This is the third year running that this blog has made it to the shortlist (2015 and 2016) of the Blog Awards Ireland. Fingers crossed that...read more
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...read more
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...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.