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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
The following three clips of Bill Clinton's visit to Limerick in September 1998 are via George Lee's youtube channel. Approximately 40,000 people showed up to catch a glimpse of the President of the United States and his wife Hilary Clinton. Bill Clinton was granted...read more
Edward Downes Connery was born in Limerick about 1800. He married Anne Theresa Walsh (the daughter of Thomas Walsh, jeweller of Patrick Street) in St Michael’s Church in 1824. Edward worked as a printer in Limerick and Dublin. While in Dublin he became involved in the...read more
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...read more
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
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.