Summer Walks: Edward Street - Wed, Sept 14th

Limerick Historical Society will hold its next evening walk on Wednesday 14th September.    We will commence at the People’s Park new gate (opposite the Railway Station) at 7 p.m. From there we will proceed up Edward Street and take in some sights along the way.  We will finish with a talk on Limerick Clothing factory which commenced trading in 1850.  Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.

Summer Walks: Barrington's Hospital and Munster Masonic Centre - Wed, Aug 10th

Limerick Historical Society will hold its next evening walk on Wednesday 10th August.  Assemble at Barrington's Hospital, George's Quay at 7PM.  After a talk on the Hospital we will proceed to Castle Street for a guided tour of the North Munster Masonic Centre.

Summer Walks: St Camillus' Hospital and area - Wed July 13th

    Our next outing on Wed. 13th July starts from St.Camillus' Hospital, Shelbourne Road at  7PM.  There will be a brief talk on the hospital which is the former City Home and previously Limerick Union Workhouse.  We will then walk to St' Brigid's graveyard in Kileely and finally to the Pauper's Burial Ground at Watch House Cross taking in other sites of historical interest along the way.

Summer Walks: King's Island Military Graveyard - Wed June 8th at 7:00 PM

 King's Island Military Cemetery was opened in 1856 and contains 150 burial plots, 39 of which are Commonwealth War Graves.  It is located in St Marys Park and and is unknown to many Limerick people.  Tony Browne will give a guided tour of the graveyard and other historical features in the area. (Villiers Alms House & St Munchin's Church).

Assemble in front of King John's Castle at 7PM and we will proceed on foot to the cemetery.

 

The Building of Ardnacrusha


Venue: Mary Immaculate College - Geography Room on 2nd floor.  Monday, May 9th,2015  8:00PM.  All welcome.

What did Limerick people do in 1916?

The scheduled lecture will not be held due to the lecturer becoming ill    Tom Donovan will present a lecture called ‘What did Limerick people do in 1916?'   While we have heard much about Dublin during Easter Week, this lecture will focus on the part played by Limerick people.  The lecture will commence at 8 p.m on Monday Apr 11th.

Lecture By Eoin McGarry - Diving The RMS Lusitania

Dungarvan diver Eoin McGarry, one of the best technical salvage divers in the world has visited the wreck of RMS Lusitania many times.  He has collected a great deal of evidence about the sinking which took place following a torpedo strike off the Old Head of Kinsale in April 1915 and was instrumental in drawing the US into WW1.

Venue: Mary Immaculate College - Geography Room on 2nd floor.  Mar 14th,2015  8:00PM.  All welcome.

Adare Augustinian Friary

Society lecture by Barbara Bingham MA on history of Adare Augustinian Friary
Venue: Mary Immaculate College at 8:PM Feb 8th, 2016
Open to public.

Stained Glass in Limerick

Window in St Mary's Cathedral

Charlotte Murphy will give a lecture on the use of stained glass in Limerick's churches and public buildings
Venue Mary Immaculate College - Room 310 at 8PM Jan 11th, 2016

Columba, Ireland's First Missionary

Lecture on St Columba will be given by Fr. JJ Riordan CSSR
Venue: Room 301, Mary Immaculate College Dec 14th, 2015

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