Today in Limerick, the city mourns the loss of Dr James O’Shaughnessy, who was the oldest magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant in Ireland. Dr O’Shaughnessy passed away at the age of 93. He held the distinguished titles of Justice of the Peace for Limerick City and Deputy Lieutenant for the city. Until recently, Dr O’Shaughnessy enjoyed perfect health and was even present at the opening of the Association Exhibition. The entire community is saddened by his passing and remembers his years of dedication and service to the city of Limerick.
Lincolnshire Echo – Wednesday 14 January 1903