LIMERICK ARCHIVES

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O’CONNELL STREET, LIMERICK, C.1960S

THOMOND BRIDGE, LIMERICK, C.1900S

DALY FAMILY, WILLIAM STREET, LIMERICK, C.1900S

GEORGE STREET, NOW O’CONNELL STREET, LIMERICK, C.1900S

SIR THOMAS MYLES A PROMINENT IRISH HOME RULER AND SURGEON, WAS INVOLVED IN THE IMPORTATION OF ARMS FOR THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS IN 1914. HE RECEIVED THE FREEDOM OF LIMERICK FROM MAYOR JOHN DALY IN JUNE 1900. (CREDIT: SHARON SLATER)

ST. MARYS CONVENT, BISHOP STREET, LIMERICK, C.1900S

DEMOLITION OF ST. MARYS CONVENT, BISHOP STREET, LIMERICK, C.1990S

DEMOLITION OF ST. MARYS CONVENT, BISHOP STREET, LIMERICK, C.1990S

ST MARYS CATHEDRAL, LIMERICK, C.1900S

MAUD GONNE IS GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF LIMERICK, C.1900S

BORN LIMERICK 1874, MARIE PEROLZ’S (HOLDING BANNER) SURNAME INDICATES HER HUGUENOT DESCENT. IN 1900, SHE JOINED THE WOMEN’S REVOLUTIONARY GROUP INGHINIDHE NA HÉIREANN, IN WHICH SHE WORKED WITH MAUD GONNE & CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ, AMONG OTHERS.

BORN LIMERICK 1874, MARIE PEROLZ’S (HOLDING BANNER) SURNAME INDICATES HER HUGUENOT DESCENT. IN 1900, SHE JOINED THE WOMEN’S REVOLUTIONARY GROUP INGHINIDHE NA HÉIREANN, IN WHICH SHE WORKED WITH MAUD GONNE & CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ, AMONG OTHERS.

O’CONNELL MONUMENT, THE CRESCENT, LIMERICK, C.1900S

BEAUTIFUL SHOPFRONTS FROM CRUISES ROYAL HOTEL TO WILLIAM STREET CORNER, GEORGE STREET(NOW O’CONNELL STREET), LIMERICK, C.1900S

LPYMA (LIMERICK PROTESTANT YOUNG MEN’S ASSOCIATION), GEORGE STREET, LIMERICK DECORATED THEIR HALLS FOR THE CORONATION OF KIN G EDWARD, 1901.

MARTIN JOSEPH HOGAN (1833-1901), BARRINGTON STREET, LIMERICK. ONE OF THE FAMOUS CATALPA SIX. THE CATALPA RESCUE WAS THE ESCAPE, ON 17–19 APRIL 1876, OF SIX IRISH FENIAN PRISONERS FROM THE CONVICT ESTABLISHMENT (NOW FREMANTLE PRISON), A BRITISH PENAL COLONY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THEY WERE TAKEN ON THE CONVICT SHIP HOUGOUMONT TO FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, ARRIVING 9 JANUARY 1868. IN 1869, PARDONS HAD BEEN ISSUED TO MANY OF THE IMPRISONED FENIANS. ANOTHER ROUND OF PARDONS WAS ISSUED IN 1871, AFTER WHICH ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF “MILITARY” FENIANS REMAINED IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S PENAL SYSTEM.

A MOST POPULAR HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR LIMERICK PEOPLE WAS, AND REMAINS TO BE, KILKEE, CO. CLARE. THIS IS A POSTCARD DEPICTING MARINE PARADE, KILKEE, C.1900S.

IN 1901 CAPTAIN THOMAS HENRY EYRE LLOYD, FROM RATHKEALE, WROTE IN HIS DIARY DURING THE BOER WAR: “THE SKIRMISHES WITH THE BOERS INTENSIFIED AND HE COMMENTS THAT THE BOERS WERE SCARED BY THE FIGHT.” HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION 5 DAYS LATER. (CREDIT SHARON SLATER)

THOMOND BRIDGE AND KING JOHN’S CASTLE, LIMERICK, C.1880S

LIMERICK BOY (UNNAMED) WITH PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY LIMERICK PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES BELCHER WHO LIVED AT THOMONDGATE, LIMERICK, C.1900S