Welcome to Limerick's Life

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

Publications by Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater's latest solo publication is an illustrated history of Limerick published by the History Presss - Limerick - Ireland in Old Photographs (2016) She co-wrote a history of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce (2015) with Dr. Matthew Potter and the Limerick...

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A letter home from the Papal War of 1860

In 1860 more than a thousand Irishmen took part in an extraordinary adventure travelling to Italy to fight for the Pope, Pius IX in the Italian unification movement. Among those serving in this Papal War was a Limerick man from Boherbouy who wrote to his parents in...

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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