St. Munchin is the peculiar patron saint for Limerick city as he is renowned for cursing the...Read More
Category: Who was?
Mrs. Anne Banks, was born about 1718, she was married to Louth man Samuel Banks. The Banks family were in Ardee, County Louth from approximately 1660. Anne Banks would make Limerick her home and would pass away a widow at the...Read More
Patrick O’Brien was born in Labasheeda, Co. Clare to a prosperous farming family. He was well educated and fluent in Greek and Latin. By the age of 26 he was completely blind and like many blind people of his time took to...Read More
Mary Ellen O’Connell was the daughter of William O’Connell (1769-1841) and Catherine Murphy -1826), married in 1805. Little did they know, when she was born on 15 August 1814 in Limerick, what greatness their...Read More
The early life of John Francis O’Donnell is cloaked in mystery. John was born on 29 July 1837, the only child of John O’Donnell and Mary Fitzgerald. His place of birth is a matter of debate, as it is cited as Gerald Griffin...Read More
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