The Jewish Cemetery,...

In 1902, the Lithuanian Jewish community purchased the land for this little cemetery.  Over the years, the community dwindled in size. The cemetery fell into disrepair in 1990 it was repaired as part of a publicly funded civic project. The cemetery is now maintained by Limerick Civic Trust...

The Plaques of Abing...

The following plaques are inserted into the internal walls of Abington Church (Church of Ireland), Murroe, Co. Limerick. This church was opened 7 November 1870 replacing an older church in the parish. Where possible obituaries from the Limerick Library Local Studies Collection have been...

Military Cemetery, K...

During the Open House October 2014 we had access to the Military Cemetery and were able to take the images found below. The Military Cemetery is located on King’s Island, now nestled into St Mary’s Estate, to the rear of a private dwelling. Within the boundaries of the 0.6 hectare...

CWGC Graves in Milit...

CWGC (Common Wealth Grave Commission) – Erected uniform tablet headstones for 39 causalities from 1914-1920 buried in the Military Cemetery, King’s Island. Where possible an obituary from the Limerick Library Local Studies Collection has been attached, and full names and ages as...

Name List of the Jam...

In early 1834 before the James and the Astrea (who also was wrecked in 1834, a first hand report of that wreck from a survivor of the Astrea) left Limerick Port a government official was appointed to access the seaworthiness of both these ships. Lieutenant Lynch R.N. inspected both ships and...

Passenger List of th...

The following list contains the names of those who boarded the ill-fated Astrea at Custom House Quay Limerick on the 15th April 1834. The ship wrecked on May 1834 and there were only three survivors. The wreck had occurred at Loran Head, five miles east of Louisburgh, Cape Breton, North...

St. Patrick’s ...

St. Patrick’s Graveyard is situated on the top of St. Patrick’s Road next to St. Bridget’s Church. The Roman Catholic church which stood on this site was in ruins by the 17th century, the Down Survey Map of 1683 shows a round tower in this site though this was demolished by...

10 Interesting Heads...

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. This is an ancient graveyard which...

Guide to using the M...

The Mount Saint Lawrence Burial Register has been transcribed and indexed in a project carried out between the Limerick City Archives and Mary Immaculate College. This index was released to the public on the 20th August 2013, below is a step by step guide of how to get the most out of the...

St. John’s Gra...

St John’s Church of Ireland stands on the site of an earlier church, which dated from the 1200s. The walls around the graveyard were built in 1693 and present church was built in 1852. The church fell into disuse in the early 1970s and was handed over to the Limerick Corporation in 1975....

Shanny Family –...

Deaths, Wills and Burial Records: Buried in St. Mary’s Cathedral graveyard. It is most likely that there were many others in this grave though as it was a Roman Catholic grave in a Church of Ireland graveyard the names were not always recorded or the church itself was not always...

Pump Lane Graveyard ...

Pump Lane Graveyard – Society of Friends (Quakers) 1823 – 1833 The 1812-1822 burials The following are extracts from the burial records for the Limerick Society of Friends, covering those buried in Pump Lane Graveyard which was once situated at the end of Pump Lane in English...