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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
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...read more
This beautifully ornate grave marker was erected in St Munchin's Church of Ireland graveyard to the memory of Major Thomas Pakenham Vandeleur it reads: Erected by his surviving children in loving memory of Major Thomas Pakenham Vandeleur. 25 years Treasurer of...read more
The following is a report of a trip to Ireland in 27 December 1879 by J.H. of The Argus, Melbourne, Australia (The Argus was a morning daily newspaper in Melbourne that was established in 1846 and closed in 1957). Limerick, the city of the Shannon and capital of...read more
John Chancellor "Chauncey" Olcott was born in Buffalo, New York on 21 July 1858 to Mellen Whitney Olcott and his Irish mother Margaret Doyle . When his mother was eight she and her family left Ireland but settled in an Irish area of New York. This background was the...read more
In 1902, the Lithuanian Jewish community purchased the land for this little cemetery. Over the years, the community dwindled in size. The cemetery fell into disrepair in 1990 it was repaired as part of a publicly funded civic project. The cemetery is now maintained...read more
Noted Limerick historian John Ferrar wrote in his History of Limerick 1787 that Peter Woulfe was born about 1727 at 'Tirecullane', near Limerick City. 'Tirecullane' has not been located on a map of Limerick, nor has a birth record for Peter Woulfe in Limerick. However...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.