Military Cemetery, King’s Island
Oct18

Military Cemetery, King’s Island

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 site are over 150 burial plots including 39 named Commonwealth War Graves. This cemetery was consecrated on the 11th of August 1856 and is used...

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CWGC Graves in Military Cemetery, King’s Island
Oct16

CWGC Graves in Military Cemetery, King’s Island

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 recorded in the Civil Register Index of Ireland. There will be a remembrance service in this cemetery on the 2nd November 2014 at 10.30 am Those...

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Name List of the James Ship, 1834
Feb04

Name List of the James Ship, 1834

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 after they both failed to reach their destination he was discharged from duty. It was said of the James at the time “reported, to have been...

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Passenger List of the Astrea Ship, 1834
Jan11

Passenger List of the Astrea Ship, 1834

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 America. One of survivors, Jerome O’Sullivan, (Also recorded as Sullivan) wrote to his sister Catherine in Limerick of his experience that...

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St. Patrick’s Graveyard
Dec07

St. Patrick’s Graveyard

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 the beginning of the 19th century. The graveyard was officially closed in the early 20th century it was continued to be in use by people who had...

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10 Interesting Headstones of Kileely Graveyard
Sep22

10 Interesting Headstones of Kileely Graveyard

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 once housed a church and roundtower, it fell out of common use in the 1850s due to sanitary concerns in the locality. During this period St....

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