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Our City Our Stories – Graveyard Tales

Our City Our Stories – Graveyard Tales

The ‪#OurCityOurStories‬ is a new video campaign by the Office of Communications/Marketing in Limerick City & County Council, celebrating Limerick City Centre’s brilliant mix of characters & stories!

As part of this Our City Our Stories series the story of a Prince buried in St Mary’s Cathedral is revealed:

Graveyard Tales from Limerick.ie on Vimeo.

You can check out more videos from this series on the Limerick.ie Facebook page and Twitter page


prince miloPrince Milo Petrović-Njegoš was born in Njeguši, Montenegro on 3 October 1889 to Đuro Petrović and Stane-Cane Đurašković. Prince Milo left Montenegro in 1919 and continued for more than a half century all around the world to struggle for Montenegrin rights and renewal of Montenegrin statehood. He married an English woman Helena Grace Smith in Santa Barbara, California, U.S., on 3 September 1927. On 23 October 1928, his only child, Milena was born in Los Angeles, United States.

He left America and his family the following year and returned to Europe settling first in London. He later moved to Ireland where he owned an antiques shop. Prince Milo died in Barrington’s Hospital on 22 November 1978. He is buried in a plot he had purchased in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.

You can read more about Prince Milo in an 2001 interview with his daughter Princess Milena Petrović-Njegoš Thompson here.

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Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick’s Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

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