The Enduring Significance of Old News Stories

In the fast-paced world of media, where the latest news dominates our attention, it is easy to overlook the value and importance of old news stories. While they may seem distant and irrelevant, the truth is that old news stories serve a vital purpose in shaping our understanding of history, providing context to current events, and preserving collective memory. But why are old news stories essential and why do they deserve our attention and appreciation Old news stories are valuable historical documents that capture the spirit of their time. They offer a glimpse into the past and provide a record… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Life and Culture in Limerick,1901: A Glimpse into the City’s History, Architecture, and Society

Limerick, Ireland, in 1901, was a city rich in history, culture, and economic development. Located in the mid-western region of Ireland, Limerick sat at the heart of the Shannon Estuary, which played a significant role in the city’s prosperity as a port and trade center. With a population of over 38,000 at the beginning of the twentieth century, Limerick was the third largest city in Ireland and a thriving hub for both urban and rural communities in the region. In 1901, Limerick was witnessing the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, which had seen the emergence of factories, mills, and… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Ancient Irish Coracle Canoe Discovered Near Tuam to be Displayed in Dublin’s Royal Museum

An ancient Irish coracle canoe was discovered by workmen engaged in turf-cutting in a bog near Tuam, Ireland. The well-preserved find will be sent to the Royal Museum in Dublin via Limerick, where it will be displayed among other Celtic relics. Measuring 52 feet long, the canoe was found several feet below the surface. The Great Southern and Western Railway Company provided a special double compartment for its safe transport to Dublin. Portsmouth Evening News – Tuesday 31 December 1901

Limerick Hunt and United Irish League Delegates Negotiate Over Farmers’ Protests Against Hunt Members

The Limerick Hunt recently held a conference with United Irish League delegates, who represented local farmers, to address concerns about their protest against two members of the hunt, Arthur White and Ernest. The farmers voiced their willingness to permit the hunt to ride through their lands. However, they insisted on not extending this permission to include the two controversial members. In response, the hunt committee agreed to discuss the issue with their general body, ensuring that the farmers’ concerns were considered and taken into account. As negotiations continue between the Limerick Hunt and the League, the community has been closely… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Constable Cautioned for Neglecting Duty Amid Repeated Vandalism at Doctor’s Dispensary

A police inquiry was held in Limerick, Ireland, involving Constable William Bryan who was accused of neglect of duty by District-Inspector Cusack. The charge was related to the breaking of windows at Dr. Long’s dispensary on Thomas Street. As a result, the Inspector-General has cautioned Constable Bryan. Since then, Dr. Long’s windows were broken again, and the police have increased their efforts to protect him and his property. A constable is constantly with Dr. Long during his rounds in the city, a special constable watches the dispensary from 9 am to midnight, and other constables patrol the vicinity of the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Two Sane Individuals Mistakenly Committed to Limerick Asylum; Promptly Released After Error Discovered”

A baffling incident occurred in Limerick where two individuals were mistakenly committed to a local lunatic asylum. The error went unnoticed for several days, during which the individuals remained in the facility among the patients. Eventually, the resident medical superintendent recognized the mistake and promptly took action, ordering the release of the two sane persons. This incident raises concerns about the processes and evaluations used in admitting individuals to mental health facilities. Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Saturday 14 December 1901

“Jarrow United Irish League Hosts Well-Attended Demonstration Featuring Ald. Joyce, M.P. for Limerick”

A well-attended demonstration and concert were organized by the Jarrow branch of the United Irish League last night at the Mechanics’ Institute on Ellison Street. Mr. Henry Coovey, the branch president, chaired the event, which featured Ald. Joyce, M.P. for Limerick, and several notable local Irishmen. Singers such as Miss Brown, Miss Marie Henry, Fred Patterson, and J. Thompson entertained the audience with their performances. Ald. Joyce delivered a stirring speech on the Irish National movement during an interval, and comments were provided by Mr. Tamor, C. Bradley, and Mr. M.J. Killeen. A motion of gratitude was extended towards Aid.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Evicted Tenants Reinstated After 20-Year Struggle in County Limerick, Ireland”

In an incident highlighted by the London Chronicle correspondent, eight tenants who were dispossessed of their holdings on the O’Grady estate in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, on March 2nd, 1882, were reinstated. These individuals were forced to live in Land League huts for two decades and have now returned to their old home farms. They were each granted half of the old rent, with credit for one year’s rent valid until November 1st, 1902. The tenants emerged victorious after a long struggle against the “grabber” who dared not show his face during the eviction years. Despite the efforts of the Land… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Young Man Fined for Vandalism in Limerick, Amid Ongoing Persecution of Dr. Long”

During Limerick petty sessions, a young man was charged by the police for breaking a street lamp opposite Dr. Long’s dispensary. Constable Richardson testified that he saw the defendant walk past Dr. Long’s dispensary, only to turn back and throw a stone through the public lamp. The defendant, Kelly, claimed he had recently returned from America and had limited resources. Mr. Hickson, while remanding the prisoner, expressed relief that someone had finally been arrested in relation to the ongoing vandalism incidents in Thomas Street, specifically those targeting Dr. Long’s dispensary. The defendant was fined 1s and ordered to pay 5s… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Royal Artillery Officers Host Elegant Ball in Limerick with Distinguished Guests and Music”

The Royal Artillery officers in Limerick hosted a stylish ball last week, held in the New Barracks. Distinguished attendees included Lady Fermoy, dressed in black satin with diamonds; Lady Beatrice O’Brien in pale blue, accompanied by lace and diamonds; and Lady Dunally, donning blue brocade and exquisite jewels. The list of elegant guests and their fine attire continued, adding to the glamour and sophistication of the event. Entertainment was provided by the band of the Yorkshire Light Infantry, ensuring an enjoyable and memorable night for all present. Gentlewoman – Saturday 07 December 1901

“Limerick Printer Fined for Carrying Firearm Without License in Ongoing Legal Troubles”

In Limerick, William Forsight, a printer, faced legal prosecution on grounds of carrying firearms in the district without a license. This wasn’t the first time Forsight had encountered legal troubles; he had previously been charged for causing physical harm to another person during an altercation, as well as for discharging a weapon near the Post Office. Despite these prior allegations, Forsight managed to evade conviction, primarily because authorities lacked the requisite evidence to corroborate the claims against him. In this most recent case, Forsight was presented with two options: either pay a £2 fine or serve a 14-day prison sentence.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Irish Revival Movement Grows Stronger; Aid. Joyce, M.P., to Address Mid-Tyne Rally”

The Irish Revival movement in river districts is gaining momentum, with branches in numerous locations, such as Sunderland, Quay, Jarrow, and others, experiencing increased strength. Most notably, on the 12th of the month, Aid. Joyce, M.P. for Limerick, is slated to attend and address a mid-Tyne rally to boost the movement further. Aid. Joyce is a renowned speaker who gained his fame through speeches involving references to the complexities of navigating regulations and steering a clear course through difficult situations. Shields Daily Gazette – Saturday 07 December 1901

“San Francisco Journal Praises Limerick Women’s Beauty, Celebrating Far-Reaching Irish Influence”

A San Francisco journal has recently published an article expressing admiration for the beauty of women from Limerick, Ireland. The article enthusiastically describes “the Limerick face” as “the perfection of female beauty and human ceramic without blemish.” In using the term ‘ceramic,’ the author emphasizes the flawless and delicate beauty of women from Limerick. This feature dedicated to praising the attractiveness of Limerick women demonstrates the far-reaching influence of Irish culture and the widespread appreciation for their distinct appearance. Coventry Evening Telegraph – Friday 06 December 1901

“Irish National League Sunderland Branch Plans Concert with Aid. Joyce, M.P.’s Visit”

A meeting of the Sunderland branch of the Irish National League took place last night at the Cocoa Rooms, New Street, to discuss arrangements for an upcoming Irish National concert at Victoria Hall. The event is scheduled for when Aid. Joyce, M.P. of Limerick, visits the area. Mr. Michael chaired the meeting, and several reports were presented from various deputations from Hylton, Seaham Harbour, and other locations. Messrs Byrne and others reported on the conference call regarding a proposed trip to Ireland. One of the members who attended T.P. O’Connor, M.P.’s speech in Newcastle on Sunday praised his pleasing and… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Religious Persecution Continues as Dr. Long’s House Attacked in Limerick; Government Urged to Intervene”

The persecution of Dr. Long in Limerick continues. On Sunday night, the windows of his house were once again broken, with the unidentified projectiles being used as missiles. Despite the house supposedly being under special protection, no arrests have been made. This does not necessarily imply that the police are neglecting their duties, but rather that the perpetrators seem to enjoy a certain level of immunity. This situation could be attributed to the encouragement that the offenders receive from their leaders and guides. When magistrates on the Bench overlook such offenses, and when the Limerick Corporation attempts to conceal their… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Notable County Clare Residents Host Successful Shooting Parties, Guests Depart for England

Mr. Ball recently hosted a shooting party at Fort Fergus in County Clare, with guests including notable figures from the surrounding area. The event yielded a rich haul of game, including 250 pheasants, eighty hares, 900 rabbits, and three woodcocks. In other local news, Lord and Lady Dunraven and Lady Aileen Wyndham-Quin have left Adare Manor for England. The Knight of Glin suffered a minor hand injury due to a gun malfunction during a shooting party at Adare Manor but is recovering well. Sir Charles and Lady Barrington have left Glenstal Castle for England. Mr. and Clara Lady Fitzgerald hosted… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Lucky Prisoner Andy Helm Escapes 12-Month Sentence Due to Legal Informality

Andy Helm, a prisoner who once daringly broke out of prison, has experienced a stroke of luck. A magistrate in Corofin committed Helm to Limerick District Male Prison for twelve months for assaulting a district councillor. This was not Helm’s only offense, as he had broken the conditions of an unexpired ticket-of-leave by failing to report himself to the police. However, the magistrate committed an informality in sending Helm to prison. With only three weeks left of his unexpired term, the Lord Lieutenant has now decided to discharge Helm, remitting the remainder of the sentence. As a result, Helm avoids… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Lola Montez: The Dancer Who Ruled Bavaria and Her Tumultuous Life

A woman involved in a sensational case is believed by some to be the daughter of the famous Lola Montez. Lola, born in Limerick in 1818, was the daughter of an Irishman named Gilbert and a woman with Spanish heritage. After Gilbert’s death, Lola’s mother married Captain Craigie from Montrose, where Lola was taken for education. At 19, she ran away with a captain, divorced him, and pursued a career as a Spanish dancer, using the stage name of Lola Montez. Lola later went on to perform in Munich, where she was enthusiastically received by the eccentric king. He made… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Alderman Joyce Addresses Salford Irishmen on Progress Towards Home Rule and Declining Population in Ireland

A meeting of Salford Irishmen was held in the St. Patrick branch room of the United Irish League, with Alderman Joyce, M.P. for Limerick, as the principal speaker. Joyce discussed the progress made during the past session toward realizing Home Rule for Ireland and cited the decline in population as a result of British rule in Ireland. He stated that the goal of the United Irish League was to gain self-government for Ireland, similar to what is enjoyed in Canada and Australia. Joyce also addressed the issue of higher education and the reception of Nationalist delegates in America. Manchester Courier – Thursday… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irishmen Gather in Manchester for United Irish League Meeting

A well-attended meeting of the United Irish League was held at St. Patrick’s Hall, Rochdale Road, with Alderman and Councillor Joyce of Limerick as the principal speaker. The chair was occupied by Alderman Boyle and was supported by the Irish party. The event successfully fostered unity and enthusiasm among the attendees. A resolution in favor of the United Irish League was proposed by Mr. McCabe and was carried with great enthusiasm by Mr. V. O’Connor. Alderman Joyce recounted his own political fight, assuring listeners that even though he faced stern Nationalists, he ultimately succeeded in placing Irish interest at the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Remembers Manchester Martyrs Amidst Criticism of Irish Parliamentary Party

Yesterday in Limerick, a gathering was held to honor the memory of the “Manchester Martyrs”, a group of Irishmen executed in England for their role in the Fenian movement. The event featured an impassioned speech by Mr. P. J. Daly, who used the opportunity to voice his concerns regarding the Irish parliamentary party. According to Mr. Daly, the party’s methods are not reflective of the sacrifices made by the martyrs, and he expressed relief that none of its members shared the stage. He argued that the cause these men died for—freedom and self-determination for Ireland—was significantly more important than the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

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