The following are newspaper extracts from 1902 relating to life in Limerick that year.
Limerick Chronicle 11 February 1902
Fuel Fund Concert
The grand concert in aid of the fuel fund to be held tonight in the Theatre Royal promises to be a great success. As already mentioned, the chorus and orchestra number 120, the latter including in addition to several talented amateurs, some score of wind instruments from the band of the Yorkshire Light Infantry. The programme embraces some items rarely, if ever, heard in Limerick. Mr Bellens has spared no effort to make the concert musical treat of a high order, and the members of the chorus and orchestra have practised diligently, so that patrons of the Theatre Royal tonight will have good value for their money, besides taking part in the good work of helping to provide fuel for many a fireless hearth in this arctic weather. The concert will open with Wagner’s splendid march from “Tanhauser.” Amongst the concerted pieces will be Balfe’s setting of the “The Young May Moon,” and Moor’s “weep on, Weep on,” harmonised by Mr. Josef Pemen Beliens, who will conduct throughout. There will also be two quartettes from “The Yeoman of the Guard,” “The Miller’s Wooing”; by Eaton Fanning, and other items include an overture by Gurlitt.
Limerick Leader 29 Nov 1902
Caddan and Murphy – On the 26th instant, by Very Rev. Dean Flanagan, Adare, James Caddan, R.I., to Katherine Mary, fifth eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Murphy, Tough, County Limerick.
Young and Sheean – On November 22nd, at St. Luke’s Church Cork by Rev Canon Galway, LLD., John Henry, third son of Samuel Young, Glenoabeen, Co. Limerick, to Eva Frances, eldest daughter of Franis Sheean, Magnolia Terrace.
Alcock – November 22, at Innishannon, County Cork, Alexander Mann Alcock, I.R.C.P. and S.I. Funeral left for Killowen this (Saturday) morning at 10:30.
Hartigan – On yesterday, at 1 Waterloo Place, Dublin, Jane, widow of the late Michael Hartigan, of 46 George street, Limerick. Funeral on Monday at 1.30pm from Terminus to Mount Saint Laurence Cemetery.
Lloyd – Nov, 28, at Lower Baggots street, Dublin, Evelyn Forteacue Lloyd, J.P. of Cranagh Castle, Templemore late Captain Cheshire Regiment. aged 52 years. Funeral will leave Cranagh on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock for Templemore.
Clery – Second Anniversary – In affectionate memory of Isabella Josephine, youngest daughter of the late Robert Cleary and Isabella Clery, who died of Infantile cholera, November 30, 1900, at Glebe, Athlacca, Co. Limerick, aged 7 months, in Jesus.