The following books on aspects of Limerick history are available free to read online or download:


1. A history of the penal laws against the Irish Catholics, from the treaty of Limerick to the Union : with an index (1822)


2. Awful shipwreck [microform] : an affecting narrative of the unparalleled sufferings of the crew of the ship Francis Spaight, which foundered on her passage from St. John’s N.B. to Limerick, in November last … were relieved by the Brig Angeronia, Capt. Gillard, on her passage from Newfoundland to Teignmouth (1837)


3. A sketch of the history of two acts of the Irish Parliament, of the 2d and 8th Queen Anne, to prevent the further growth of popery : in a letter to a Member of the House of Commons in Ireland, to which are added the Civil and Military Articles of Limerick (1778)


4. Limerick and its sieges – Rev James Dowd (1890)


5. The Diocese of Limerick, Ancient and Medieval – Rev John Begley (1906)


6. The antiquities of Limerick and its neighbourhood – T J. Westropp (1916)


7. The Geology of the country around Limerick – Lamplugh and Wilkinson (1907)


8. Limerick; its history and antiquities, ecclesiastical, civil, and military, from the earliest ages – Maurice Lenihan (1866)


9. In Sarsfield’s Days: A Tale of the Siege of Limerick L McManus (1906)


10. A Descriptive and Historic Guide Through St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick (1887)


We also have a section dedicated to Local Authors. and Limerick City Library Local Studies have an extensive journal collection free to view online.