Making the Most of – Irish Civil Registration Records
The following video contains tips and trick on how to make the most of the Irish Civil Registration Records. This is part of a series exploring free online historical and genealogical resources. https://youtu.be/MmRWosvurT0 Tip on how to make the most of the Irish...
Making the Most of – The 1901/1911 Census of Ireland
The following video contains tips and trick on how to make the most of the 1901/1911 Census of Ireland. This is part of a series exploring free online historical and genealogical resources. https://youtu.be/qa9LNiR_9yk Websites mentioned in the video are:  Others in...
Dr Samuel Crumpe – A Man of Many Talents
Samuel Crumpe was born in Rathkeale on 15 September 1766.  He was the eldest of seven children of Kerry born Daniel Crumpe and Grace Orpen. Not only was Grace Orpen the wife of Daniel Crumpe, she was also his second cousin. Samuel was named after his paternal...
The Very Talented O’Connor Family of Nolan’s Cottages
On the 1911 census, the O'Connor family were living in Nolan's Cottages. They were recorded as James Victor O'Connor, 34, a scenic artist. His wife Anna Julia, 35, was an actress. The O'Connors were married about 1897. They had five children although sadly by 1911...
Richard Crosbie and his 1786 Hot Air Balloon Flight
The first aircraft to land in Shannon was not an airplane nor was it in the twentieth century. On April 27, 1786, Richard Crosbie ascended in a balloon from Clancy Strand and travelled to the area that is now Shannon Airport. Crosbie was born in Wicklow and studied in...
Last Service at St George’s Church, 1836
The doors to St George's Church, Limerick closed for the final time in October 1836.  The church was opened in June 1789 on what was then George's Street, on the corner of Mallow Street. It closed as it was too small for the growing parish. St Michael's Church on Pery...
Dr Kenneth Kaunda of President of Zambia visits Limerick
Dr Kenneth Kaunda first visited in Limerick on May 18, 1963 where he spent time with his friend Rev. Fr Robert Thompson, S. J. Crescent College during a three-day visit to Ireland. Thompson, a native of Mallow, had spent the previous 11 years in Zambia, formerly...

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Limerick against the Fake News of 1887

Limerick against the Fake News of 1887

The following article was posted in the Nation on 19 March 1887. It tells of the news agents of Limerick city's attempt to stop Fake News from England spreading in the city. The news agents of Limerick city have set an example which it is to be fervently hoped will be...

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The Limerick Soviet – Two weeks of self rule

The Limerick Soviet – Two weeks of self rule

Six major factors caused the Limerick Soviet to happen when it did. These were The Rise of Nationalism The Easter Rising The First World War Fall of the Russian Court Rise of Trade Unions The War of Independence. These factors did not happen independently of each...

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John O’Regan talk on The Abbey Fishermen – Video

John O’Regan talk on The Abbey Fishermen – Video

John O'Regan gave a very insightful talk on the Abbey Fishermen at the St Mary's Aid Centre, Limerick on February 1, 2019. The talk included questions and information from descendants of the Abbey Fishermen and those who lived in the Abbey area. It was filmed by Pat...

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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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