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Episode 6 Rediscovering Limerick – Trip into Limerick’s Past

Episode 6 Rediscovering Limerick – Trip into Limerick’s Past

rediscovering limerickThis series of videos Rediscovering Limerick details aspects of Limerick’s History is written and presented by Sharon Slater of Limerick’s Life and filmed and edited by Sean Wrenn of I Love Limerick in an attempt to inform, educate and amuse. Rediscovering Limerick takes you onto the streets to walk into the steps of our past.

In this episode we take a “Trip into Limerick’s Past”

In this episode we take to the streets where we discover many things about Limerick’s past including one of Limerick’s world record breakers, a historical innovator and stories behind some impressive buildings which are walked past on a daily basis, such as The Trinity Church on Catherine Street. This includes some of those who sourced the building materials, the “Sandcot Men”, who plied their trade along the Abbey and Shannon Rivers for generations. As well as record breaker John O’Grady.We visit one the oldest graveyards in the city at St. Mary’s Cathedral as well as Mount Saint Lawrence, and speak about a few of the eternal residents. Additionally, in this video we discover a hidden gem, a Prince.

You can see the first episode in this series here.

About The Author

Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick's Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

About Limerick’s Life

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.

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