William Nelson, Family Grocer, 61 William Street
William Nelson, a native of County Down, born c.1830, the son of Robert Nelson, a merchant. He arrived in Limerick around 1850, to work in the Limerick Warehouse Drapery Company. He branched out on his own, working as a merchant before opening a store at 61 William...
1982 Senior Cup Winners – St Munchin’s
1982 Senior Cup winners St Munchin's College, with trophies BR Sean Conneely RIP, Richard Moloney, Rob Sheehan, John Ahern, David Dineen, Geoff Moylan, Tom O'Connor, Philip Danaher, Fr. Frank Duhig.Seated Paul Kilbridge, Liam Looney, Pat Lloyd, Paul Culhane, Pat...
Three Days on the Shannon: From Limerick to Lough Key 1852
The following is an extract from the 1852 publication Three days on the Shannon: from Limerick to Lough Key By William Frederick Wakeman. THE START. We shall suppose our reader to have arrived in Limerick en route to the capital, after having visited some of the...
1862 Weddings Announcements in Ireland
1862 was two years before civil registrations became compulsory for all in Ireland on 1 January 1864 (there were civil marriage records from 1 April 1845 for non-Catholic Christian and Jewish marriages but these did not include Roman Catholics marriages). All...
An 1883 Wonderfully Detailed Description of Limerick
The following description of Limerick by Thomas W. Silloway and Lee L. Powers was first published in 1883. The pair travelled through Ireland to create a tour guide called "The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland, and Scotland: A Description of...
The Consecration Bishop Henry Murphy in 1958.
This video owned by Liam O'Sullivan shows the consecration of Bishop Henry Murphy of Limerick in St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Limerick. The consecration took place on August 31, 1958. The video uploaded by JDTVideo also shows images of the area outside the...
Videos of St Munchin’s College in the 1960s
The following videos owned by Liam O'Sullivan show snapshots of life as a student in St Munchin's College. The videos were uploaded by John Upton who has gathered many wonderful videos of Limerick's past, with a focus on Newcastle West...

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1786 – Limerick, a year in review

1786 – Limerick, a year in review

This article will give a year in review of life in Limerick in 1786. Touching on births, wedding, death and interesting events in between. The highlight of the Limerick calendar in 1786 was the Crosbie hot air balloon flight across the city. You can read about this...

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100 Women of Limerick by Sharon Slater

100 Women of Limerick by Sharon Slater

100 Women of Limerick by Sharon Slater was launched in Ormston House, Patrick Street, Limerick on International Women's Day 8 March 2022, by climate activist, Saoirse Exton, and former Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan. This hardback book, dedicates...

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Street Names U – Union Cross

Street Names U – Union Cross

Listed below are the most likely reasons behind each street name in the city, though some of the street names have changed through time and some of the original reasoning for certain names have been lost entirely. Many of these street names did not appear in Gerry...

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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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