“Limerick’s Legacy: The Late Dean O’Brien’s Inspiration Sparked the Catholic Young Men’s Society’s Global Reach”

Yesterday afternoon, Blackness Hall witnessed the canonical inauguration of a branch of the Catholic Young Men’s Society in connection with St Joseph’s R.C. Church. Canon Holder presided over the event, and was joined by Father Sweeney, Brother Cyprian, Mr. P. McCabe, J.P., and Mr. Henry Chivers, the president of the society. The Chairman highlighted the inception of the Catholic Young Men’s Society on May 19, 1849, under the guidance of the late Dean O’Brien of Limerick. Since then, the society has spread its influence not only across Ireland but also throughout England, Scotland, and the United States. The Young Men’s… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Limerick’s Transformation: Rev. Conkellan’s Mission Inspires Change and Sparks Interest in Grosvenor Hall”

Rev. Mr. Conkellan, who made a name for himself by undertaking special missions after leaving the Roman Catholic Church, has recently started a new mission at Grosvenor Hall. In the past several months, Mr. Conkellan has dedicated his time and energy to the successful conduct of special missions, with his most successful one taking place in Limerick. The mission at Grosvenor Hall began yesterday, drawing a large crowd in the afternoon. Mr. Conkellan’s lecture focused on “Rome’s Miracles: a cause for Infidelity.” He discussed the increasing number of people leaving the Roman Catholic faith for Agnosticism and proceeded to enumerate… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Limerick-Born Enigma Lola Montez Shrouded in Mystery: A Tale of Deceit and High Society Intrigue Grips London”

The London scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the city’s upper echelons, involves the enigmatic figure of Lola Montez, now believed to be a woman named Eliza Gilbert. The court proceedings have unveiled a web of deceit, false identities, and high society connections that have left Londoners questioning the true identity and origins of the woman in question. With the upcoming resumption of the magisterial hearings scheduled for Wednesday, a marriage certificate was produced in the court that describes the woman at the center of the scandal as “Swame Princess Editha Loilito, Baroness Rosenthal, Countess Landfield, aged 44, native of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Fatal Roadside Fight in Limerick Results in Arrest and Criticism for Leaving Victim Behind

A fatal roadside fight occurred in Limerick, resulting in the death of 32-year-old agricultural laborer, Maurice O’Keefe, who was found dead on the roadway with a fractured skull. An inquest revealed that O’Keefe had quarreled with a man named John Enright on their way home to Ellinmery on Saturday. Despite the efforts of two others in the party to separate them, the fight continued, and O’Keefe was eventually left on the roadside. He was accidentally discovered by a carrier the following morning. The jury determined that Enright, who has been arrested, was responsible for delivering the fatal blow and criticized… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Son Refunds Excess Amount to Friendly Society in Limerick After Discovering Mother’s Age Discrepancy

Four years ago, the Friendly Society in Limerick paid a claim of £30 following the death of a lady. Recently, the management in Liverpool received a letter from the woman’s son, who discovered through subsequent inquiries that his mother’s age was higher than initially represented. To correct the discrepancy, he voluntarily refunded £4, which was the excess amount he was not supposed to receive. Southern Reporter – Thursday 03 October 1901

Limerick Judge Promotes Unity and Understanding in Dismissed Persecution Case

In Limerick, Dr. Long faced an unfortunate persecution at the hands of Edward Fleming. Fleming decided to appeal his case after being sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment for his conduct toward Dr. Long. The situation initially caused a great deal of excitement and turmoil in the city. However, over time, the tension and disorder subsided, eventually leading to the case being dismissed. The magistrate acknowledged the trivial nature of the accusations and charges against Fleming and emphasized the importance of respecting and upholding the peace that both the Roman Catholics and Protestants of Limerick shared. This sense of unity was… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Book Review: Dauntless” by Ewan Martin

“Dauntless” (1901) is an enthralling saga that follows the life of Harry Dauntless, a member of an ancient yet declining Irish family, during the tumultuous period of the Cromwellian campaign in Ireland. Although lengthy, Martin’s skillful storytelling keeps the reader captivated throughout the novel. The story begins with Harry’s father, Walter Dauntless, who wastes his life in gambling and other vices in London. After his tragic death, Harry’s mother returns to her native Ireland, taking Harry to their family estate in the Dublin mountains. Harry grows up to be a dedicated supporter of Charles Stuart and joins the Confederation of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Tragic Death of Limerick Laborer Spurs Calls for Responsible Behavior and Accountability

A recent inquest investigated the tragic death of Maurice O’Keefe, a 32-year-old agricultural laborer who was found dead with a fractured skull on a roadway just outside Limerick. The gathered evidence revealed that O’Keefe and a man named John Enright had quarreled while heading home to Kilmurry on Saturday. The two engaged in multiple fights and separations, during which other members of their party left O’Keefe by the roadside. A carrier discovered his body the following morning. The jury concluded that Enright, who has since been arrested, delivered the fatal blow and criticized the other men for abandoning O’Keefe in… Read Limerick Gazette Article

The Enduring Significance of Old News Stories

In the fast-paced world of media, where the latest news dominates our attention, it is easy to overlook the value and importance of old news stories. While they may seem distant and irrelevant, the truth is that old news stories serve a vital purpose in shaping our understanding of history, providing context to current events, and preserving collective memory. But why are old news stories essential and why do they deserve our attention and appreciation Old news stories are valuable historical documents that capture the spirit of their time. They offer a glimpse into the past and provide a record… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Dr. Long Prevails in Farcical Prosecution: Limerick Citizens Rally for Justice and Fairness

The challenges faced by Dr. Long, a highly-regarded medical professional in the city of Limerick, who has recently been subjected to a severe and unwarranted prosecution must be examined. This incident has caused great concern among the citizens of Limerick and has prompted questions about the fairness and transparency of its legal system. The news of Dr. Long’s prosecution came as a shock to many, as the charges brought against him seemed entirely baseless and without merit. Incredulous, many found it difficult to believe that Limerick would dare to pursue such a case in the 20th century. The resulting trial,… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Danish Butter Challenger Backs Down, Boosting Irish Butter’s Reputation

Today, I am pleased to share the outcome of the challenge posed by a Danish butter shipper to an Irish butter merchant. As you may recall, the Danish shipper, whose butter was labeled as inferior in a British trade publication, challenged the Irish merchant to randomly select a few boxes or samples of their butter and compare them against similarly chosen samples from Denmark. The Irish merchant swiftly accepted the challenge. I will not delve into the details of the subsequent correspondence; however, it is important to note that the Danish challenger ultimately backed down, tarnishing his reputation in the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Police Court Proceedings: A Case Of Obstruction On The King’s Highway

In a recent court proceeding, the case of obstruction on the King’s highway, which had been debated for quite some time, was finally brought to a resolution. This case involved an incident in which Dr. Long, a well-known and respected physician in the city, was accused of creating a disturbance and obstructing the public’s passage in William and George Streets. The case began when high constable Mr. Forrest, who had been in the service of the city Corporation for over forty years, was summoned by a police officer to address the scene. It was reported that a large crowd of… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick’s Struggles Amidst Religious Conflict and Irish Criminal Statistics

Limerick finds itself at the center of controversy as Protestant missionaries face significant opposition and persecution from Roman Catholics in the region. This ongoing conflict highlights the tension between religious groups in the area and raises concerns about the potential for escalated unrest. Furthermore, Irish criminal statistics from 1900 reveal a decline in indictable offenses. However, these positive numbers should not be interpreted as a reason for complacency. In fact, they serve as a reminder that more needs to be done to ensure the safety and well-being of Irish citizens in all areas, particularly Limerick, which has experienced a significant… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“Limerick at the Heart of Church Crisis: Ritualism Debate Challenges Protestantism”

The Editor of the Western highlights the ongoing debate surrounding Ritualism in the Church, referring to it as “Popery in disguise,” and pointing out its conflict with Protestantism. The dispute extends to Limerick, where Dr. and his wife, medical missionaries, encountered significant resistance and persecution for their evangelical efforts from supporters of Ritualistic practices, including boycotts and threats. Critics argue that Ritualism, which focuses on ornate church decorations and elaborate clerical garments, is becoming problematic as it challenges the principles of Protestantism. They also question the use of the term “Catholicity” as a way for those within the church to… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Corporation Unanimously Disapproves Mayor’s Refusal to Receive Cork Delegation

During a recent meeting of the Limerick Corporation, the Council unanimously passed a resolution expressing disapproval of their Mayor’s decision to refuse a meeting with the Lord Mayor of Cork and a delegation regarding the Cork Exhibition. Councillor Kitt strongly criticized Mayor Daly’s choice, stating that the Mayor should feel ashamed to sit in the civic chair, as his actions were detrimental to the working classes. This reveals the potential political consequences and division caused by the Mayor’s decision, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and communication between regional authorities. Portsmouth Evening News – Friday 20 September 1901

Mayor of Cork Seeks Support from Limerick for Exhibition, Fails Due to Misaligned Interests

The Mayor of Cork reached out to the Mayor of Limerick with hopes of receiving support for the Cork Exhibition, as well as requesting to send a delegation to represent Limerick. However, Mayor Daly of Limerick declined the proposal, citing that the exhibition’s patrons represent England’s King and national interests, which might not be in line with his own values and principles. The surprising refusal by Mayor Daly of Limerick to support the Cork Exhibition highlights the complexities of local politics and how deep-rooted historical sentiments can influence present-day decisions. While the Cork Exhibition aimed to showcase the culture, industry,… Read Limerick Gazette Article

“The Persecution of Dr. Long: A Case of Abuse of Power and Injustice”

The persecution of Dr. Long is a prime example of how those in power abuse their authority and punish those who they deem beneath them. Dr. Long was simply trying to obtain transportation for urgent medical assistance for his ill family member and was denied twice by a Jarvey driver. However, when he took down the name of the driver, he was met with obstruction charges by the Limerick Corporation. It is important to note that Dr. Long did nothing wrong in this situation and was simply trying to do what was necessary to take care of his family. The… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Mail Train Accident Near Limerick Disrupts Traffic on Shannon Bridge

An unexpected accident occurred near Limerick this morning, as a mail train from Ennis traveling across a bridge over the Shannon River, two miles outside the city, experienced a derailment. One of the train’s vehicles left the rails, resulting in a significant breakdown that brought all traffic on the bridge to a standstill. Luckily, the train was moving at a slow speed while crossing the bridge, which helped to minimize the severity of the incident and kept the train on the permanent way. As a consequence of the disruption, transportation officials had to quickly arrange alternative methods to deliver mail… Read Limerick Gazette Article

The Remarkable Origins of Ireland’s Famed Limerick Lace Industry

It may surprise many to learn that the Irish lace industry has roots tracing back to the early 18th century, with the craft initially brought to the Emerald Isle by Spanish settlers in Galway. Although the Dublin Society began offering premiums for lace as early as 1743, it was not until 1829 that concerted efforts were made to establish the industry on a commercial basis. This change was due in large part to Mr. Walker, who had married into a Nottingham family of lace manufacturers. Recognizing Ireland’s untapped potential, he brought 20 skilled Nottingham lace makers to Limerick to teach… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Corporation Under Fire for Not Enforcing Its Bye-Laws Amid Controversy Involving Dr. Long

Dr. Long has accused the Limerick Corporation of refusing to enforce its own bye-laws following a series of incidents where car-drivers allegedly refused to serve him. While Dr. Long’s potential obstruction of public thoroughfares remains under investigation, attention is redirected toward the Limerick Corporation’s enforcement of its bye-laws. After having his complaints ignored by the Hackney Car Committee of the Corporation and the Chief Secretary, Dr. Long highlights relevant bye-laws which were sanctioned by the Lord Lieutenant and Council in April 1901. The responsibility for prosecuting any violation of these rules falls squarely on the Corporation itself. The situation raises… Read Limerick Gazette Article