Many thanks to Tom Donovan for the following interesting news extracts:
Fryday (sic) 4 May 1716 The Limerick News Letter
Printed by T Brangan at the Duke of Marlborough’s Head in Key-Lane (NLI LO P4 Irish Tracts 1656-1701)
Limerick May 4th Yesterday the Honourable Captain Brown, of the Royal Scoch (sic) Battalion, set out from hence to Ross-Gray, to the Great Regret of the ladies of this city.
25 Jan 1815, Limerick Evening Post
Whereas my wife Mary Bradshaw otherwise known as McAdam, having frequently wasted my property and lately went off with thirty pounds and whereas she has upon divers occurrence violently and morosely disturbed my peace by the part exercising of a most violent temper. These various offences and a desire to guard every honest person from loss oblige me to give this Public Notice to all persons here and hereafter not to give her credit as I am resolved not to pay the same as I am a man of Substance and am determined not to waste it.
Martin McAdam, Limerick, Mary Street, Jan 25.
12 Feb 1850, Limerick Reporter and Tipperary Vindicator
Monday Evening, about 6 o’clock, a melancholy accident occurred at the Canal near Limerick. A young man named Fitzgerald, residing in Carey’s Road, walked with a female acquaintance named Ryan when he fell in the water and never resurfaced. The young woman ran to his mother’s house on telling the mother she was over heard by a constable and arrested for not reporting it sooner.