Welcome to Limerick's Life

Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.

Sentenced to the Galway bogs in 1950

In 1950 at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court a case was tried before Judge Barry O’Brian. The accused plead guilty to stealing 14 stone of lead from the roof of an outhouse on the North Circular Road causing £139 worth of damage to the building. The accused felt sure...

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Tales of Thomas Street

Thomas Street is in the heart of the Newtown Pery development of Edmund Sexton Pery (1719-1806) and his plan for the development of a new town on lands he owned in the south liberties of the city. The town was built in stages as Pery sold off leases to builders and...

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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.


Publications by Sharon Slater