Various newspaper extracts

Limerick Chronicle 20 Feb 1819

Five Hundred Pounds to be laid out for an annuity, for the life of a young married woman, aged 29 years.

Applications at the Chronicle Offices – Letters (post paid)
Limk. Feb. 13.

Limerick Reporter + Tipperary Vindicator 12 Feb 1850

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 mothers house on telling the mother she was over heard by a constable and arrested for not reporting it sooner.

Limerick Chronicle 20 May 1862

Robert Massey successor to the late John Abell, respectfully announces to the nobility and gentry, that he continues to make and put up INVISIBLE WIRE PALING HURDLES AND GATES, of every description, on moderate terms. Orders received at John Abell’s old Establishment, No. 3 Michael Street, Limerick.

The Cork Examiner 21 October 1878

Last night an old man named Ahern, lodging at a house in Fitzgerald’s Court, Lower Cornwallis-street, was, shortly after retiring to his room to go to bed, heard speaking in a loud voice and using such words as “I’ll do it,” &c. A woman rushed up stairs and entering the room found the unfortunate man hacking himself with a razor. Blood was issuing freely from one of his legs, the right arm was also cut. The woman gave an alarm, but although a crowd collected no one had the courage to enter and protect the suicide from himself. The police having been communicated with, Acting-constable Wells and Sub-constable Rolleston arrived just in time to prevent Ahern cutting his throat, which he was attempting just as they seized hold of him. He was taken to the William street Police station and conveyed from thence to the Workhouse hospital, where he was placed under the care of Dr. M. O’Connor. When sufficiently recovered he will be brought before the magistrates.

Limerick Leader 8 March 1895

Sale of Residences and Lands
On Friday, 8th March, Mr. Wm B Fitts, Auctioneer, will hold some important property sales at his salesrooms, 46, George street, Limerick. Lot 1 will consist of the residence and lands of Mount Mungret, for Mr Michael O’Connell (who is going to reside in the city). Lot 2 will comprise the very convenient residence of Prospect, Corbally, for Mr F M Fitt. It is really a charming position, and only a half an hour walk from the city. A large sum has been expended within the last twelve months, so that no  outlay may be made.

Limerick Leader 6 November 1901

Local Casualties:
The war office last night reported the following:-
1st Munster Fusiliers – 3166 Private A Howord died from pneumonia at Kimberly, November 1.
3rd Leinster Regiment – 2822 Private J Paiestly died from pneumonia at Kimberly, November 3.
1st Irish Fusiliers – 6830 Private J T Gilligan, was dangerously wounded between Bethuli and Springfontein, November 3.
The undermentioned are reported dangerously ill at Elandsfontein, November 2 :- 2nd Dublin Fusiliers (3rd Shroncliffe M I) – 7125 Private T Rogers enteric; at Kimberly, November 3, 1st Munster Fusiliers – 4682 Private G Malley, gunshot wound; at Kimberley, 74th Company Imperial Yeomanry – 25172 Private A B Smyly, gunshot wound; 25203 Private T S Griffin, gunshot wound; 32457 Corporal N S Kane enteric.


Limerick Leader 10 January 1905

Lucas – On the 10th instant, at Prospect, Corbally, the wife of Benjamin K Lucas, of a daughter.

Bourke – At her residence, Limerick, on Sunday night, Annie M Bourke, widow of the late T M Bourke, George Street – R.I.P. Offices and High Mass at St. Michael’s on Wednesday at 10 o’clock. Funeral after Mass for family burial place, Mount St. Laurence.
Raleigh – January 7, 1905, at her residence, Duntryleague, Galbally, County Limerick, Elizabeth, widow of the late Patrick Raleigh, J.P.
Russell – At his residence, No. 4 Francis Street, on Sunday, 8th instant, Garrett Russell, aged 77 years – R.I.P. Funeral left from St. Michael’s R.C. church on this day (Tuesday) at 12 o’clock.

Limerick Chronicle 24 Oct 1908

Window-Breaking in the city.

A wanton case of window-breaking occurred in the city this afternoon. Some time before 4 o’clock Cornelius Kennedy, an ex-Army man, went into Mr David Kiely’s licensed premises Merchants quay, and it is alleged, created some disturbance. After leaving the shop he is stated to have wantonly shattered the plate-glass window. Before the police arrived he made his escape and has not yet been arrested.

Limerick Leader 18 Nov 1924

City Civil Bill Court

Mr J M Flood, District Justice, adjudicated at the City Civil Bill Court yesterday. Richard Quin and Julia McNamara sought possession of premises in Henry Street from the tenant Kennedy O’Brien. Mr J S Gaffney, solr, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr P Kelly (instructed by Mr P J O’Sullivan, solr), for defendant. Mr Kelly raised the point that the notice was bad, insomuch as it contained the name of Miss McNamara, who was not owner at present.
The case was accordingly dismissed.

Limerick Leader 5 April 1930

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