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The Trial of John Smith: A Tragic Incident of 1900

In the summer of 1900, a quiet town in Ireland became the backdrop for a gripping courtroom drama that would captivate the nation. The trial of John Smith, a struggling farmer accused of murdering Reverend J.W. Hudson, unfolded at the Limerick Assizes in July of that year, garnering widespread attention… Read More

Land Sessions: Judge Adams Upholds Land Act, Rejects Failure Claims

The Limerick Quarter Sessions today saw Judge Adams preside over a series of applications concerning fair rents under the Land Act. Despite some challenges, Judge Adams dismissed claims of failure regarding the legislation’s implementation. The first case brought before the court involved Elizabeth Harrold as the landlord and Valentine Ryan… Read More

Strange Incidents and Police Activities in Limerick

Limerick, August 6, 1004 – At the recent Limerick Petty Sessions, Sergeant Stephen Brennan brought charges against a woman wearing a green jacket, accusing her of possessing a stolen portion of property belonging to William Koenan. The accused received bail before her next court appearance. Sergeant Brennan’s sharpness and diligence… Read More

Irish Creamery Managers Association: West Limerick Branch Meeting

A special meeting of the West Limerick Branch was held at the Courtenay Arms Hotel in Newcastle-West on Saturday evening. Several managers attended the meeting, including J. Moore (Clarina), T. Dennehy (Rowels), I. Sheehan (Ardagh), E. Looby (Garryduff), J. Mangan (Glenmore), M. O’Mahony (Devon Road), L. McDonnell (Kantoher), R. Ryan… Read More

Limerick Ladies Combine: Industrial Movement to Promote Irish Goods

Following the lead of the men of Limerick in establishing an Industrial Association to promote Irish industries, the women of Limerick have now formed a similar association. The decision to form the association was made during a meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce, with Mrs. James Quin presiding and… Read More


The Limerick No. 1 Rural District Council hereby announces the implementation of Improvement Schemes in accordance with the Labourers (Ireland) Acts. These schemes pertain to the following sections of the rural district, comprising the electoral divisions of Abington, Ballybricken, Ballycunmin, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Caherelly, Cappamore, Carrig, Castleconnell,… Read More