Patrick Walsh, a Limerick man and US Senator
Patrick Walsh left Limerick for the United States when he was about twelve years old. He had little to no official education, but rose through the ranks of society to become a senator in the US Government. Patrick was said to have been born on New Year's Day 1840 in...
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...

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Patrick Walsh, a Limerick man and US Senator

Patrick Walsh, a Limerick man and US Senator

Patrick Walsh left Limerick for the United States when he was about twelve years old. He had little to no official education, but rose through the ranks of society to become a senator in the US Government. Patrick was said to have been born on New Year's Day 1840 in...

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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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