Welcome to Limerick's Life

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

Tales of Thomas Street

Thomas Street is in the heart of the Newtown Pery development of Edmund Sexton Pery (1719-1806) and his plan for the development of a new town on lands he owned in the south liberties of the city. The town was built in stages as Pery sold off leases to builders and...

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Bull in Edward Street, 1918

The following report of a bull causing havoc on Edward Street in 1918 comes from the Limerick Leader - 21 August 1918 Bull Causes Panic About five o'clock on yesterday evening a bull broke loose in Edward-street, Limerick, and caused no small amount of panic in that...

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King’s Island from Above

This stunning picture which was taken for us by Donal Stundon, shows King's Island in its entirety. You can see quite clearly how small the old Englishtown was and how separate St Mary's Park is from the city. The island is circled by both the Shannon and Abbey rivers...

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Naming the O’Toole Children

In October 2013 a series of photographs which were found in a box belonging to Pan American pilot, Frederick Valentine Thompson was shared with Limerick's Life in an attempt to discover the names of these young children in Limerick in the 1940s. Three years passed...

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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