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...
Joseph Sace, Hairdresser Perfume Manufacturer

Joseph Sace was a hairdresser in Limerick city centre. The year 1892 was a very eventful one for him.


Boisterous Weather in 1921

Boisterous Weather in 1921

The following article titled "Boisterous Weather" appeared in the Limerick Chronicle on 29 December 1921 A violent gale visited Limerick and district on Tuesday night, and was accompanied by a drenching downpour, which hurried pedestrians off the streets at an earlier...

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100 Women of Limerick – Pre-Order

100 Women of Limerick – Pre-Order

Ormston House and Sharon Slater are collaborating on 100 Women of Limerick, a book to recover, remember and celebrate women's histories. We are working with award-winning designer, Victoria Brunetta, to produce this resource publication. 100 Women of Limerick tells...

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The Forgotten Vice-Commandant by Pat McSweeney

The Forgotten Vice-Commandant by Pat McSweeney

The Forgotten Vice-Commandant. A Grandson’s Account of Johnny Mc Sweeney, Vice-Commandant of the 2nd Battalion Mid-Limerick Brigade, IRA by Pat McSweeney. This publication not only details the life of Johnny Mc Sweeney but the atmosphere in Limerick during the...

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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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