Summer Walks 2019: Clonlara - Wed, July 10th at 7PM


Limerick Historical Society's next next evening outing is to Clonlara, County Clare, next Wednesday July 10th. Local historian Freddie Bourke will give a guided tour of the Church of Ireland and graveyard in Clonlara.

Meet outside Brown Thomas main door on O’Connell Street at 6 30 p.m. from where we will proceed to Clonlara. Everybody welcome and lifts available for people without transport.

Rendezvous point:@ 6:30 PM

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Summer Walks 2019: North Circular Road - Wed, Jun 12th at 7PM


The next Limerick Historical Society evening walk is on next Wednesday 12th June. Our walk along the North Circular Road will recall the development of the area through its historic houses such as Belle-Vue, Kyleglass and Deravoher.

Meet outside the Salesian School, Fernbank at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

Summer Walks 2019: Wolfe Tone Street - Wed, May 8th at 7PM

The historic walk along Wolfe Tone Street will take in Limerick's former Jewish quarter ('Little Jerusalem') and the two former synagogues. The walk will conclude with a visit to the site of Limerick Clothing factory.

Meet outside Bobby Byrne's pub at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

Christianity in Ireland before St. Patrick: Mon Apr 8th,8PM


Was there Christianity in Ireland before St Patrick? 
Alf Monaghan traces the origin of pre-Christian religious beliefs in Ireland. He will link Irish monasticism with the early Irish Church and the Coptic Church. Lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday 8th April 2019 in Room T17, Tara Building,  (near Lime Tree Theatre) Mary Immaculate College                                         

Rrevisiting 1950's Limerick: Mon Mar 11th,8PM


Limerick Historical Society monthly lecture for March will be "Notes towards a memory book: Revisiting 1950's Limerick" by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History at NUIG.  Lecture is  on Monday March 11th at 8 p.m. in Mary Immaculate College.  Go to Room T17 in the Tara Building .  Note that this is a new location!  Admisssion is free and non members are welcome.  

King John's Castle: Mon Feb 11th 8PM


The next Limerick Historical Society lecture will be given by Ken Wiggins, on the origin of King John's Castle, on Monday February 11th next.  It will commence at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Go to main reception and ask for directions.  Admission is free, and everybody is welcome.

Limerick and The Irish Revolution (1912-1923): Monday Jan 14th 8PM

The next Limerick Historical Society lecture will be on the story of The Irish Revolution, 1912–23, by  Dr John O’Callaghan  on Monday January 14th  and will commence at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Go to main reception and ask for directions.

The Rescue of Sean Hogan: Monday, Dec 10th 8PM


The next Limerick Historical Society lecture will be on the rescue of Sean Hogan in Knocklong, County Limerick on 13 May 1919.  The rescue which was organised by Dan Breen, Sean Treacy and Seamus Robinson was a major morale booster for the IRA during the early months of the War of Independence.

Launch of Old Limerick Journal at Hunt Museum on Thursday, Nov 15th at 6 p.m.

The life and times of Gerald Griffin: Monday, Nov 12th 8PM

Following on from the very successful lecture on the Colleen Bawn last month and the subsequent tour of Adare village, the next Limerick Historical Society lecture will be on the Life and Times of Gerald Griffin. The lecture will be given by Dr Milo Spillane on Monday November 12th and will commence at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Go to main reception and ask for directions.  Admission is free, and everybody is welcome.  

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