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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
In the wake of the destructive storm Ophelia which roared through Ireland on the 16 October 2017, the following is the tale of yet another storm that hit Limerick. The mid-nineteenth century saw a multitude of storms, including the famous Night of the Big Winds in...read more
Quinlan Street, located between the Crescent and O’Connell Avenue, is one of the shortest streets in the city. It is also one of the shortest main streets in Ireland, having a length at its centre of eighty-five feet. Containing only seven buildings with two building...read more
The following is a brief history of the family of Joseph William Sidley in Limerick. In 1856 he was working for Revington and Co. Within ten years he had started his own business at 26 George Street (O'Connell Street). In 26 April 1867 Joseph William Sidley...read more
I am delighted to announce that Limerick’s Life, has received a bronze award in the Education and Science section of the 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland. This blog has made it to the shortlist in 2015 and 2016 of the Blog Awards Ireland, so I am thrilled that this...read more
Have you ever wondered what you could do to increase your chances of living past 100? Here we look at all the known Limerick people, those who were born in Limerick or died in Limerick, who have made it to 105 and see what traits they have in common. Some enjoyed the...read more
The following is a list of registry applications at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in June 1842. The records detail the applicants names, address, occupation, property type, property annual value (10l. = £10) or if the applicant was a Freeman of Limerick...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.