Miss Madeleine O’Connor: The Voice and Spirit of Limerick

Countless hearts have been touched by the melodious voice of Miss Madeleine O’Connor as she sings the old melodies of Ireland. Her beautiful, fresh soprano voice combined with an artistic style has captivated listeners far and wide. But there is more to Miss O’Connor than just her voice. She is a genuine singer with a rare gift for natural expression, and she has the ability to reach deep inside the soul of anyone who listens to her perform. Madeleine O’Connor has a distinct Irish beauty in her face and an infectious, vivacious allure in her personality. This makes her the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Historical Limerick Event Sheds Light on Irish Political Eligibility and Loyalty Concerns

A Limerick past event was in reference to a historical event involving William Smith O’Brien. In his case, after being convicted of treason and sentenced to transportation for life, the House of Lords finally adjudged him to be unqualified to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) and declared his seat void. Consequently, Lord John Russell moved for a new election in County Limerick. This example is brought up in context of the current Galway election and the eligibility of Arthur Lynch, who faces concerns about his loyalty to the Crown. It is emphasized that disqualification from the House of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick’s Role in Advocating for a Non-Sectarian University in Ireland

During a hearing with the Royal Commission on University Education in Ireland, Sir Christopher Nixon, M.D., LL.B., emphasized the need for a non-sectarian university in the country. As a Roman Catholic, he stated that most Catholics sought an institution providing a ‘Catholic atmosphere’ without being intolerable for them. Nixon proposed the establishment of a Royal University with a mainly Catholic Senate, an endowed college in Dublin, and associated colleges in Cork and Galway. Limerick’s Bishop Edward Thomas O’Dwyer, a strong advocate for an inclusive and less sectarian academic environment, passionately supported this idea. Bishop O’Dwyer’s vision of unity in the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Priest Warns Against Unjust War and Soldier’s Duty

Rev. Father Kavanagh of Limerick expresses deep distress over British recruiting sergeants’ attempts to “entrap” young Irishmen into the army. He urges his countrymen to remember the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings that participating in an unjust war leads to sin, and dying without repentance results in the loss of one’s soul. Consequently, he hopes that Catholics will avoid enlisting and leave the journey to South Africa for Orangemen, whom he believes will be beneficial in the region. The concerns raised by Rev. Father Kavanagh echo the sentiments of many within the Irish Catholic community who are wary of the consequences… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irish Clergyman Archdeacon Brien Passes Away on His 90th Birthday

Archdeacon Brien, who held multiple positions within the Irish Church throughout his life, unexpectedly passed away at Egerton Park, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, on his 90th birthday. Following his ordination in Limerick, he served as a curate, rector of Dromkeen, and archdeacon during his career. In 1878, Archdeacon Brien retired from his role within the Irish Church to reside with his nephew at Rock Ferry. He continued to generously assist the clergy of St. Peter’s, Rock Ferry, while gaining the respect and esteem of the local community. Originally scheduled to give a sermon on his birthday, the unfortunate turn in his… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Danish vs. Irish Butter Controversy: Irish Cooperative Dairy Association Challenges Denmark’s Agricultural Departments

A fierce debate regarding the quality of Irish vs. Danish butter has captured the attention of the public. A challenge between the Irish and Danish butter industries, originally scheduled for Limerick, was postponed and relocated to Manchester. It eventually fell through after the Danish representative demanded a £600 bet before allowing the competition to proceed. The Irish Cooperative Dairy Association has now issued a challenge to Denmark’s Agricultural Departments for a fair creamery-to-creamery competition, hoping for acceptance and resolution to the ongoing rivalry. The results of this battle have the potential to impact the butter industries of both countries and… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Irish Unity Concert Planned in Sunderland: MP for Limerick City Mr. Joyce to Attend

The United Irish League’s Eoghan Ruadh branch announced Mr. Joyce, the MP for Limerick City, will visit Sunderland on December 9th. Plans are underway for a concert at Victoria Hall, featuring national music and top performers. Inviting nearby districts such as Seaham Harbour, Silksworth, Houghton, and Tyne Dock, the event aims to showcase the unity of the Irish race. In light of this exciting announcement, the Eoghan Ruadh branch of the United Irish League has been enthusiastically working on the preparations for Mr. Joyce’s visit and the upcoming concert. It is expected that the event will draw a large crowd,… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Black and White in Irish Politics: Limerick MP Supports Lynch’s Candidature

Mr. Joyce, ALP MP for Limerick, delivered a speech at a meeting in Galway, advocating for Mr. Lynch’s candidature. Denouncing opposing candidate Hon. Plunkett as unworthy, Mr. Joyce praised Mr. Lynch as a hero and patriot willing to die for Ireland. The speaker expressed his confidence that Mr. Lynch would be successfully elected for Galway. During his passionate address, Mr. Joyce emphasized the distinct contrast in Irish politics, drawing attention to the critical choice between the two candidates. He painted Mr. Lynch as a staunch supporter of Irish interests and a true representation of the values and aspirations of the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Daring Escaped Prisoner Arrested: Andy Hehir’s Audacious Adventures

Andy Hehir, the man who escaped Limerick Gaol years ago, has been arrested on charges of assaulting the local district council chairman. After breaking out of prison, Hehir managed to avoid capture for three months, leaving the police of Limerick and Clare counties to join the hunt for him. His escapades were just as thrilling as those of the infamous criminals who recently led English police on a wild chase in Kent. Hehir’s brazen acts added to his notoriety, as he once slept in a district inspector’s barn and even visited a constabulary barracks where he made himself so welcome,… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Notorious Prison Escapee Andy Hehir Sentenced to 12 Months Imprisonment

Andy Hehir, who is infamous for his numerous escapes from Ennis and Limerick prisons and subsequent police pursuits, faced justice at Corofin Petty Sessions. He has been handed a 12-month prison sentence for failing to comply with the conditions of his ticket of leave. The authorities hope that this incarceration will finally deter Hehir from entering into any further misadventures. Portsmouth Evening News – Saturday 09 November 1901

Persecution of Dr. Long in Limerick Escalates: Surgery Windows Shattered

A serious development in the ongoing persecution of Dr. Long occurred yesterday morning in Limerick. Dr. Long, known for attending his surgery on Thomas Street daily for professional duties, encountered an alarming incident where several large stones were thrown at his surgery windows. The doctor and an assistant narrowly escaped being struck by the projectiles. Despite constant police attendance at the location, the perpetrator managed to carry out the assault in broad daylight and evade apprehension. Although a nearby policeman gave chase, the offender slipped away, possibly concealed by residents in a nearby laneway. The situation caused considerable alarm for… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“The Prettiest Girls in the World: Limerick, Ireland’s Best-Kept Beauty Secret”

If asked about the most beautiful girls in the world, many would point to Limerick, Ireland. Known for their fresh faces, bright eyes, and beautiful complexions, these Irish ladies carry off the top prize effortlessly. The girls from Limerick and nearby areas blend the charm of English maids and Parisian beauties, creating an attractive niche of their own. With perfect features and enchanting presence, the Limerick girl truly represents the epitome of female beauty. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – Tuesday 05 November 1901

The World’s Beauties: Celebrating The Charm And Loveliness Of Limerick Girls

When exploring the diverse assortment of beautiful women worldwide, it’s undeniable that Limerick, Ireland, has some of the most extraordinarily charming ladies. With their refreshing faces, bright eyes, and vibrant complexions, the Limerick girls truly stand out, setting a high standard for female beauty. The girls of Limerick, along with those from Cork and lakeside areas, embody a delightful balance of physique, fitting perfectly between the full-bodied English maids and the slender Parisian demoiselles. This harmonious blend of grace and style gives these Irish lasses an enchanting allure unlike any other. The Limerick face is, in many ways, the epitome… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Cross-Country Chase Leads to Capturing Boer Laager

In a thrilling cross-country chase, a group of Limerick soldiers overcame rugged terrain, bogs, stone walls, and other obstacles as they pursued a Boer laager. The leaders directed their troops to provide cover fire while some charged into the laager and others chased down fleeing enemies. As the day unfolded and visibility improved, the triumphant forces discovered an assortment of captured goods, including wagons, Cape carts, oxen, horses, and sheep. The morning’s successful operation resulted in the capture of 54 prisoners of war, 45 rifles, 1500 rounds of small arms ammunition, numerous vehicles, women and children, 36 mules, an additional… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Coldstream Guards Captain Killed in Action: Tragedy Strikes Limerick Family

Captain Thomas Henry Eyre Lloyd of the Coldstream Guards, born on May 2nd, 1871, has tragically been killed in action. The eldest son of Major-General Thomas Francis Lloyd, of Beechmount, Rathkeale, County Limerick, Captain Lloyd had a promising military career that started when he entered the Coldstream Guards on October 29th, 1890. Promotions followed with him becoming lieutenant on July 27th, 1896, and captain on April 26th, 1899. Captain Lloyd had been serving in South Africa since the beginning of the war, in what was his first campaign. His untimely death has undoubtedly left a deep void in his family… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Labour Dispute Intensifies in Limerick: Imported Carpenters Met With Resistance

Negotiations to settle the carpenters’ strike in Limerick have broken down despite the involvement of High Sheriff Mr. James F. Barry as an arbitrator. In response, employers have threatened to import carpenters from England and Scotland to continue operations. Anticipating the arrival of these non-unionized carpenters on the 1st, striking workers gathered at the railway station, only to be disappointed when the replacement workers did not show up as expected. Unbeknownst to them, the imported carpenters, recruited from Scottish centres, had arrived in port a few hours later via the Clyde steamer Fastnet. The newly arrived carpenters were escorted to… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Signs of Revival in Irish Linen Trade: Queen Alexandra’s Appeal Spurs Support for Local Products

The linen trade in the Emerald Isle is showing promising signs of rejuvenation, a development that comes in the wake of Queen Alexandra’s appeal for the support of home-made goods by both locals and outsiders. If the King were to follow suit and make a public stop in Dundee to endorse the city’s jute carpets or even casually mention hessian, the communities there could share the same joy and optimism as the Irish from Limerick. This resurgence in the Irish linen industry highlights the powerful influence of royal endorsements in promoting local products and industries. Queen Alexandra’s call to action… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Oceanic Collision Causes Sinking of Ship Kincora: White Star Line Faces Admiralty Damages

A tragic collision involving the Kincora steamship and the Oceanic of the White Star Line, off the southeast coast of Ireland, has led to the sinking of the Kincora and the loss of her entire crew. The Kincora was on its voyage from Limerick, carrying a general cargo, while the Oceanic was en route from Liverpool to New York with 17,274 tons of cargo. It has been alleged that the Oceanic attempted to cross the navigation path at an inappropriate speed and amid dense foggy weather, resulting in this catastrophic event. The Admiralty has sought damages for the incident, while… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Miss Victoria Delany: Limerick’s Childhood Music Prodigy

Born in the city of Limerick, Miss Victoria Delany has grown up surrounded by the rich musical culture, with the city having a long history of producing talented artists, including herself. Hailing from a large family of thirteen siblings, Victoria’s musical journey began at a very young age. Inspired by one of her elder brothers, who used to play the violin, she started experimenting with the instrument by herself, eventually discovering her innate musical talent. Under the tutelage of Mr. Stanislaus Elliot, a renowned music professor in Limerick, young Victoria made remarkable progress in mastering the violin while also honing… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Mayor’s Request for Public Library Funding Met with Generous Offer from Philanthropist Carnegie

Following the successful application for funding from Mr. Carnegie for a library in Waterford, the Mayor of Limerick recently reached out to the philanthropist seeking a grant for a free public library in the city. In response, Mr. Carnegie has generously offered to contribute £7,000 towards constructing the library building, provided that the city pledges £350 per year towards its maintenance and support. The people of Limerick are excited and grateful for the generous offer extended by Mr. Carnegie, as it would provide a valuable resource for the community. A free public library would serve as an intellectual and cultural… Read Limerick Gazette Article