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Limerick Gazette – Limerick Archives

Lively Contest Unfolds in Limerick City as Political Figures Vie for the Spotlight

In a surprising turn of events, Limerick City now finds itself at the centre of a spirited political contest. The political arena, often known for its unpredictable twists, has witnessed the emergence of contenders keen on challenging the existing state of affairs. Mr William O’Brien, along with his followers, has thrown his hat into the ring, signalling a determined bid for the upcoming elections. The political landscape of Limerick City has been enlivened by the decision of Mr William O’Brien and his supporters to contest against the incumbent, Mr John Herlihy. This move has set the stage for a showdown… Read Full Article

Triplet Joy in Limerick as Mrs. Greene Welcomes Two Girls and a Boy

In a joyous occasion that unfolded in the heart of Limerick, the wife of Mr Charles Greene, Mrs. Greene, celebrated the arrival of triplet bundles of joy this week. The birthing event, which took place at the local hospital, has left the Greene family and the community at large beaming with excitement. The Greene household, already a hub of bustling activity, has now been blessed with the pitter-patter of tiny feet times three. The newborns, two girls and a boy, have brought an additional layer of happiness to the family, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the Greene… Read Full Article


Limerick, Ireland – As the winter chill embraced the cobbled streets of Limerick in the waning days of 1909, the city donned its festive garb to welcome the joyous occasion of Christmas. In an era marked by simplicity and community spirit, the celebrations exuded a unique charm that resonated through the hearts of the locals. Streets Adorned in Yuletide Splendour The streets of Limerick, adorned with twinkling lights and festive garlands, set the stage for a Christmas spectacle. The shop windows, meticulously decorated with holly and evergreen, beckoned passer-by with a warm invitation to partake in the seasonal cheer. Horse-drawn… Read Full Article


Knockany Stud, County Limerick – A sombre note reverberated through the equestrian circles with the recent demise of the illustrious brood mare, Morganette, at the venerable Knockany Stud. Bred in 1884 by Mr J. H. Bouldsworth, the mare, at the age of 25, bid adieu to the world, leaving behind a legacy etched in the annals of equine excellence. Morganette’s journey began as a three-year-old when she graced the esteemed Knockany Stud. From the onset, she displayed a remarkable lineage that would later unfold in a tapestry of victories. Her progeny, a testament to her exceptional breeding, included Annette, Marietta,… Read Full Article


Limerick, Ireland – In a splendid showcase of Irish craftsmanship, the Royal Irish Industries Association’s annual exhibition and sale in connection with the Limerick branch unfolded its treasures at the Limerick Athenaeum. The ceremonious inauguration on Friday, graced by Lady Hills, was followed by a stellar Saturday event featuring Lady Butler, renowned for her contribution to “Roll Call,” and accompanied by the esteemed Sir William Butler. Presided over by Sir Alexander Shaw, the president of the association, and Mr W. L. Stokes, the High Sheriff of Limerick, the opening ceremonies witnessed heartfelt acknowledgments for the diligent efforts of the women… Read Full Article

Limerick Murder Trial Ends in Jury Disagreement: Michael Dermody and Thomas Hynes to Face Galway Assizes

In a courtroom drama that unfolded in Limerick on Saturday, the trial of Michael Dermody and Thomas Hynes, accused in connection with the murder of Constable Goldrick, concluded with a notable developmentā€”the jury’s disagreement. The jurors, unable to reach a unanimous verdict, were subsequently discharged, marking a pause in the legal proceedings. Both defendants, however, were committed to stand trial at the upcoming Galway Assizes. The trial, which had gripped the local community and drawn attention from across the region, centred around the alleged involvement of Dermody and Hynes in the tragic killing of Constable Goldrick. The circumstances leading to… Read Full Article

Concerns Mount Over Missing Crew Members from Limerick Steamship – Wyclan Amidst Storm

Following a fierce storm in the waters of the Shannon, anxiety looms as fears intensify for the safety of three crew members from the Limerick Steamship Company’s vessel, the Wyclan. The missing individuals, identified as Owen and James from Dublin, and Purtil from Limerick, set out in a small boat for Carrigaholt during the tempest and are yet to return to the vessel. The maritime incident unfolded during the tumultuous weather conditions, raising concerns about the well-being of the three crew members who embarked on what should have been a routine journey. The storm’s severity, characterized by challenging winds and… Read Full Article

Elegance Unveiled: The Resurgence of Limerick Lace in High-End Scarves

In the heart of the West End, a sartorial renaissance is quietly taking place as Limerick lace, with its intricate patterns and timeless charm, emerges as the fabric of choice for connoisseurs of fine accessories. Scarves, long regarded as quintessential adornments in the world of fashion, are experiencing a revival, draped in the delicacy of Limerick lace and complemented by silken fringes. This newfound fascination with Limerick lace scarves is evident in the myriad of options that grace the display windows of every reputable West End establishment. The allure lies not only in the craftsmanship but also in the diverse… Read Full Article

Capturing Limerick’s Essence: A Glimpse into the Past Through Old Magic Lantern Slides (1880s to 1910)

MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE: RIVER SHANNON AT LIMERICK, 1880S SOLDIERS HOME, HARTSTONGE STREET, LIMERICK, 1910S Preserving Moments: Rediscovering Limerick’s History Limerick, a city steeped in history and rich in heritage, unveils its bygone charm through a collection of old magic lantern slides and images dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These remarkable visual artefacts provide a captivating journey into Limerick’s past, offering a glimpse of its landscapes, people, and daily life during a transformative period in history. TODDS OF LIMERICK, GEORGE STREET, 1870S. ANTIQUE PRINT: LIMERICK, 1800S. The Era Unveiled: 1880s to 1910 The late 19th to… Read Full Article

Remembering That Historic Clash at Landsdown: Ireland and France Make Rugby History

The Irish Rugby Union Team 1909 In a historic moment for Irish rugby, the national team faced off against France for the very first time at Landsdown. The monumental match, which unfolded on the 20th of March 1909, marked a pivotal juncture in the annals of Irish rugby history. The significance of the event was underscored by the distinguished presence of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, adding a regal touch to the proceedings. The anticipation leading up to the match was palpable, with rugby enthusiasts on both sides eagerly awaiting this landmark encounter. Landsdown was abuzz with excitement, and the… Read Full Article

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