Limerick’s Lost Royal Arms: Councillor and Others Face Trial for Larceny

A special court in Limerick yesterday committed Councillor Joseph Ryan, a member of the corporation, Joseph Fitzgerald, and John Egan for trial on charges of larceny. The case involves the disappearance of royal arms from the Town Hall on April 25. The historic property, which has been in the corporation’s possession since the reign of Charles I, was removed by the late mayor, Mr. Daly, and placed in a storage room where the accused allegedly took it. The defense claims that the disappearance was not part of a criminal act. Morning Leader – Tuesday 13 May 1902

Limerick Chronicles: County Council Elections, Artisans’ Dwellings Company, and Vibrant Local Events

Limerick, Friday Night – The Limerick County Council elections are capturing the attention of the entire county. Three Unionists are attempting to secure seats in this Nationalist stronghold, but the real intrigue lies in the fact that United Irish League (UIL) candidates are being opposed by their fellow party members in some areas. The elections promise to be exciting affairs, and true Nationalists must work hard to ensure that the League’s candidates are successful. In other news, the formation of the Limerick Artisans’ Dwellings Company marks the culmination of a project that has been in the works for several years.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Major Vesey D.S.O. Marries Hon. Daisy Carleton

A beautiful union has taken place between Major Vesey D.S.O., of the Leicestershire Regiment, second son of the Right Rev. Thomas Bunbury, D.D., Bishop of Limerick, and the Hon. Daisy Carleton, daughter of the late Paynton Pigott-Carleton (Captain of 16th Lancers) and the Baroness Dorchester Lord Tweedmouth. The marriage, which brings together two distinguished families, was celebrated with joy and heartfelt happiness. The elegant wedding between Major Vesey D.S.O. and the Hon. Daisy Carleton marked the beginning of a new chapter for the esteemed couple. As the son of the Bishop of Limerick and the daughter of the late Paynton… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Forms Artisans’ Dwelling Company to Improve Housing

Limerick, Tuesday: A meeting was held at the Chamber of Commerce today, with Most Rev. Dr. O’Dwyer presiding, to form an Artisans’ Dwelling Company aimed at improving housing conditions for the city’s skilled workers. Substantial financial commitments were announced from local businesses and prominent figures, including Lord Iveagh and Sir Thomas Cleeve, totaling £10,000. Following a motion by Mr. Goodwin, it was decided that the company would have a directorate of seven members, with a three-member quorum. The share capital of the company was set at £15,000, consisting of £1 shares, with an initial investment of £10,000 from the directors… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Duke of Connaught Inaugurates Lansdowne Soldiers’ Home in Limerick

The Duke of Connaught visited Limerick today and opened the new Lansdowne Soldiers’ Home, a recreation facility for troops in the garrison inspired by the designs of similar establishments in Aldershot and Portsmouth. Flags adorned public buildings in honor of the royal visit, and the Duke received a warm welcome before having lunch with officers of the Yorkshire Light Infantry. Following the event, the Duke departed for Cork, en route to Berehaven to meet Prince Henry of Prussia. Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 06 May 1902

Duke of Connaught Inaugurates Limerick Soldiers’ Home, Anticipates Meeting with Prince Henry of Prussia

Limerick, Tuesday: The Duke of Connaught arrived in the bustling city of Limerick today to inaugurate the highly anticipated Soldiers’ Home, an institution dedicated to the recreation and well-being of the troops stationed in the garrison. The establishment, inspired by successful institutions in Aldershot and Portsmouth, presented a much-needed space for soldiers to refresh and unwind during their time off-duty. Upon arriving in Limerick, the Duke was warmly greeted by locals who had eagerly gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal visitor. The Duke engaged them in amicable conversation, and graciously acknowledged the resounding applause that followed his arrival.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Prince Henry of Prussia to Visit Limerick After Cork Exhibition

Prince Henry of Prussia, who currently commands the German manoeuvring squadron in Irish waters, will pay an official visit to the Cork International Exhibition next Thursday, accompanied by his uncle, the Duke of Connaught, who serves as the Commander-in-Chief in Ireland. In addition to their military functions, the Duke will open a Soldiers’ Home in Limerick and inaugurate a bridge in Cork, after which he will spend a night on Prince Henry’s flagship at Castletown, Berehaven. The pair will then proceed to visit the Cork exhibition before concluding their official engagements. Morning Leader – Monday 05 May 1902

Lady Aileen Wyndham Quin Cultivates Vast Violet Farm in Limerick

Lady Aileen Wyndham Quin, much like her sister, Lady Rachel Fitzgerald, who passed away last year, is an avid lover of violets and is dedicated to their cultivation in Ireland. Having recognised this passion, she now maintains an extensive violet farm at Adare Manor, County Limerick, where she grows a diverse range of varieties across several acres. Irish violets are famed for flourishing in the region’s gentle and mild climate, making their cultivation a fascinating and notable Irish industry. Renowned for her love of violets, Lady Aileen Wyndham Quin follows in her late sister’s footsteps, managing a large violet farm… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Board of Agriculture’s Standard Threatens Irish Salt Butter Trade

The Board of Agriculture and the Department of Ireland’s recent decision to set a maximum limit of 16% water content in all types of butter may have a severe impact on the Irish salt butter industry. According to a leading exporter in Limerick, this new standard has already resulted in notice to halt the shipment of Irish salt firkin butter to England. The 16% moisture threshold is considered too restrictive for Irish salt butter, given the unique manufacturing conditions that it is produced under, posing a challenge to the trade’s future. Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 02 May 1902

Limerick Police Mistakenly Apprehend Sane Man in Escaped Lunatic Search

The police in Limerick truly accomplished a brilliant feat yesterday. An urgent message reached their ears that an inmate from the Lunatic Asylum had managed to escape, and without hesitation, they sprung to action like expert sleuths on the hunt. Their keen skills and determination led them to promptly apprehend a man, whom they believed was the escapee, and put him in the lock-up. The man protested time and again, vehemently denying any involvement or connection to the Asylum. But, the police paid no heed to his desperate cries, for they were resolute in their belief that his unusual behavior… Read Limerick Gazette Article