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Enjoy browsing through our articles, photographs and videos about the people and places of Limerick, Ireland.
Sometimes the truth was stranger than fiction in the Limerick countryside. As was the case on the 16 May 1931 when a strange animal about the size of a rat was discovered in Abbeyfeale. It was first noticed at the back of a drapers shop and an attempt was made to...read more
Margaretta Eagar the Limerick nanny to the last Tsar of Russia in her autobiography tells of a Limerick man’s influenced with the health ad wealth of the people of Denmark. The story begins with a Limerick man who went to stay in Copenhagen. While there he found...read more
In the late summer of 1839, Isabella Jackson, the nineteen year old daughter of Joseph and May Jackson of Limerick city, had some of her poetic sketches published. One of these was ‘Lines on the death of Lady Flora Hastings’. The Limerick Chronicle reported that these...read more
I am delighted to announce that Limerick's Life, has made the Longlist for the 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland. In 2015 and 2016 the blog made it to the shortlisted section of the Blog Awards Ireland, hopefully this year it can go all the way to the finals and...read more
During the reign of Queen Victoria and as today Kilkee, Co. Clare was the place to holiday for many Limerick families. One of those families from Limerick who stayed in Kilkee was the Eagars. Their daughter Margaretta Eagar, became the nanny to the children of the...read more
During the reign of Queen Victoria and as today Kilkee was the place to holiday for many Limerick families. One of those families from Limerick who stayed in Kilkee was the Eagars. Their daughter Margaretta Eagar, became the nanny to the children of the last Tsar 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.