The role of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland established in 1690 and was abolished in 1922. He was considered the representative of the King in Ireland. Officially, Lords Lieutenant were appointed for no set term but in practice they were usually replaced as each British...read more
For over a century, the births, deaths and marriages of the descendants of John Ferrar, the founder of the Limerick Chronicle, were recorded in its pages. Henry Strafford Ferrar was born in Belfast on July 10, 1850 the son of Mary Minchin and Michael Lloyd Ferrar,...read more
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LIMERICK? ANSWER THE FOLLOWING 10 QUESTIONS TO FIND OUT. THE CLUES AND SOLUTIONS TO THIS QUIZ CREATED BY THE TWEETY STONE. You can find other Limerick History Quiz by the Tweety Stone at Limerick History Quiz 1...read more
Despite the common belief that the Widows Alms Houses off Nicholas Street were erected in 1691, they were in fact built much later. The myth probably arose from the following inscription that was on gable the buildings “Corporation Widows Alms Houses A.D. 1691”....read more
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...read more
Tracing your Irish family history can be a daunting task. The following video contains tips and trick on how to make the most of the Irish Civil Registration Records. The Irish Civil Registration records began in 1864 and cover Birth, Marriage and Death records. With...read more
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.