The Streets of Limerick in the 40’s and 50’s… Do you remember? I know I will never forget. How is your memory on the shops and offices that lined our streets in the 1940’s and 1950’s or maybe the owners and staff that ran these businesses? Let me take you up one street that I […]
A section of the crowd watching the presentation of prizes on the occasion of the annual International Band Competition in Limerick 1980.
September 25 next will mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of the late, great TD and Limerick Mayor Jim Kemmy. But the stonemason, trade unionist, politician and historian is still remembered as strongly as ever. While being treated for bone marrow cancer in St James’s hospital in Dublin in 1997, his dying wish was […]
An online, searchable database of 70,000 people buried at one of Ireland’s largest cemeteries is nearing completion and will be officially launched next month, it has been announced. Staff from Limerick City Archives in conjunction with the History Department of Mary Immaculate College of Education, have spent the past two years manually transcribing thousands of […]
In a bid to make non-Irish nationals feel more at home, ex mayor Gerry McLoughlin wants to see the city’s street signs in Polish – and “African”. At present, all street signs across Ireland are displayed in English, then Irish. But the ex mayor wants to see Limerick go a step further – and embrace its […]