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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
Limerick Museum opened in it's new home in the Franciscan Friary on Henry Street in May of 2017. The Limerick Museum is opened weekdays from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It has free admission and is accessible by all. The Limerick Museum holds in storage the largest local...read more
In 1929, Limerick city was the home to two large of tobacco factories Spillane's and Clune's who imported tobacco from the United States, Egypt and Turkey as well as locally grown tobacco to produce their famed products. Spillane’s Tobacco Factory on Sarsfield Street...read more
In 1929, Limerick was still at the forefront in industry in Ireland with the four bacon factories of Matterson, O’Mara, Denny and Shaws working to full capacity. The flour mills of Bannetyne and Russells both at the time under the control of Goodbody’s who were the...read more
In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth to go along with these tobacco factories clay pipes were produced in the William Merritt’s factory, Broad Street. Twice a year fifty tons of clay would be imported from Liverpool for the production of twenty-one...read more
William Mount Kidd was born in 50 William Street, Limerick on 18 Sep 1869 at the home of his maternal grandfather. His parents were a Presbyterian couple James Morgan Kidd (1840-1909) (funeral report) and Isabella Fife (1841-1918) both of whom were born in Scotland...read more
In 1840 tea-totalling or temperance was high on the agenda in Irish society as new groups began to form to promote the abstaining way of life. Father Theobald Mathew, after whom Mathew Bridge was named during his life time was the tee-totalling reformer of the period....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.