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

The Destructive Storm of 1846 in Limerick

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...

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Who was Joseph William Sidley

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...

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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.





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