Welcome to Limerick's Life

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

22 People Sentenced To Transportation

The Meath & Louth Advertiser 24 March 1835 had the following simple article: Limerick City Twenty-two persons, seventeen men and five women, are sentenced to transportation. After the termination of the assizes there are still one hundred and seventy-eight in...

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City Police Court July 1893

The following are a series of the cases heard in the Limerick City Police Court in July 1893. City Police Court before J.B. Irwin, R.M., Dr O'Shaughnessy, the Mayor, W. J. O'Donnell, J Guinane and J O'Mara. Two young lads named Fitzgerald and McCarthy were charged by...

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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