United Irish League’s Efforts Contribute to Low Crime Rates in Limerick

In a discussion of crime rates in Limerick City and County, it is noted that the United Irish League has played a significant role in the suppression of crime. During the Limerick Quarter Sessions, Judge Adams received white gloves as a symbol of the crimeless calendar in the city and county. The judge made it clear that he was drawing no inference and no conclusions, but he acknowledged that Limerick was one of the most crime-free areas within the dominions of the King. The United Irish League’s efforts and effects on crime reduction were commended as a positive contribution to… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Celebrates Remarkable Low Crime Rate at Quarter Sessions

At the opening of the Limerick Quarter Sessions, the City High Sheriff presented Judge Adams with white gloves, signifying that there were no criminal cases for investigation. The County High Sheriff echoed this observation. His Honour praised the city and county of Limerick, stating that his experience over the past eight years showed them to be almost completely crime-free. He believed that there might not be any other district in the King’s dominions more free from crime than Limerick. Northants Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 02 April 1902

Lady Aberdeen Showcases Exquisite Limerick Lace at Arlington-Street Exhibition

The Exhibition of Irish Industries in Arlington-street, London, showcased the exquisite taste and delicate handiwork of Irish-designed products, challenging the idea that everything beautiful and artistic comes from Paris. Lady Aberdeen’s stall was a particularly popular exhibit, featuring a range of Irish lace, including tambour lace from Limerick, point lace from Kenmare and Carrickmacross guipure from the Convent of Poor Clares, Kenmare. The latter was shown draped on a life-size wax doll, with a shawl valued at £50, demonstrating the beauty and refinement of Irish craftsmanship. Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Tuesday 01 April 1902

Mary Anne Wallace Drowns in Canal Accident in Limerick

An inquest took place on Saturday regarding the tragic death of Mary Anne Wallace, a young woman who drowned in a Limerick canal. Details emerged that she and several others were dancing near the water when Wallace became dizzy and fell in. Witnessing the fall, a man named John Blake immediately jumped in to rescue her, even without taking off his clothes. Despite his best efforts, Blake managed to grab Wallace’s hand, but eventually had to let her go due to her struggles in the water. The inquest concluded with a verdict of accidental drowning. Both the Coroner and the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Lord Emly: A Champion for Agricultural Labourers

Lord Emly, a Baron of the United Kingdom, has proven to be a strong supporter of the agricultural labourers in the south of Ireland and an influential leader in their organization of their cause. A native of Dorset, England, his ancestors first moved to Ireland when John Monsell purchased land in County Limerick in 1612. Lord Emly’s dedication to the cause has not been without consequence; following a speech he made in support of the agricultural labourers, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland removed him from his positions as a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of his county. Ironically, while he can still… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Remembering Knocklong’s John Finucane MP

Former Limerick MP John Finucane Passes Away Limerick, Saturday 29th March 1902 – Limerick and the Nationalist cause mourn the loss of John Finucane, former Member of Parliament for East Limerick. Finucane was a prominent figure in the fight for Irish rights and the Home Rule cause, playing a crucial role during its darkest hours. Before his political career, he joined the Limerick and Clare Farmers’ Club, which would evolve into the Land League. As a young college graduate, he enthusiastically advocated for the “Three F’s”: fair rent, fixity of tenure, and free sale, gaining a reputation for passionate wholeheartedness.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Tragic Drowning of Limerick Teen: Call for Increased Water Safety Awareness

The accident in Limerick, where a young girl named Ms. Wallace tragically drowned, serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that lurk near water bodies, especially for children and young adults. Reports indicate that Ms. Wallace, aged 17, was playing with her friends at the canal stores platform when she accidentally fell into the water. A brave effort was made by a youth named Mr. Reilly to save the girl, but unfortunately, it was to no avail. This incident has left family, friends, and the local community in shock and mourning. The girl’s heartbroken parents and those close to… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Man Jailed for Falsely Posing as Military Deserter; Case Raises Concerns about Strain on Authorities

The case of William Mullen, who falsely claimed to be a deserter from the Royal Field Artillery, has raised concerns regarding the challenges faced by authorities in handling individuals who mislead the police and waste resources. Mullen, initially confessing to Police-Constable Harris that he was a deserter, later revealed that he had intended to enlist but changed his mind after meeting someone with money. Mullen’s deception caused a significant disturbance for law enforcement, as they had to communicate and search across the country to verify his claims. Furthermore, his willingness to enlist amidst the charges suggested a lack of understanding… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Novel Licensing Case at Limerick Liberties Petty Sessions

A pub owner named Patrick Fennessy was summoned to the Limerick Liberties Petty Sessions by Inspector Kennedy of Weights and Measures for selling two non-imperial-sized bottles of draught porter. The authorities sought clarification on the term “bottles of draught porter,” which was found to be a method used by publicans to bypass previous fines imposed for using “medium” sized glasses that didn’t comply with legal measures. The defendant admitted to using the measure in ignorance of the law, intending to provide customers with the same quantity of draught porter as they would get from a bottle. The presiding magistrate, Mr.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Voluntary” Regiment Fund Subscription Dispute: Soldier Faces Punishment for Non-Participation

A private in a regiment stationed at Limerick faced consequences for both smuggling beer into the barracks and refusing to subscribe to the South African memorial fund, which was likely a regimental fund of some sort. The man was sentenced to ten days’ Confinement with Service Duties (C.S.) and labeled as a disgrace to the battalion. This incident highlights the somewhat contradictory nature of “voluntary” subscriptions promoted by some regimental authorities. The expectation that soldiers would contribute to such initiatives, while being presented as optional, often comes with the implicit understanding that failure to do so may lead to punishment… Read Limerick Gazette Article