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They dreamed and are dead

Exhibition marks Limerick's role in 1916 Rising

Tuesday 15th March 2016: Limerick's role in the 1916 Easter Rising is told in They Dreamed and are Dead: Limerick 1916, a major exhibition and publication by Limerick Museum and Archives which was launched in Limerick City Hall, Merchants Quay this evening.

Categories: News, Archives

Proud parents Phillip and Jane O’Neill with William and Professor Anthony Mc Elliot (Head of History UL). Photo John Meyler Photography

Inaugural Limerick Museum and Archives Scholarship is awarded

Thursday 4th February 2016: The awarding of the inaugural Limerick Museum and Archives Scholarship, a joint project between Limerick Museum & Archives and the University of Limerick's (UL) Department of History, took place at the Limerick Museum in Merchants Quay today.

Categories: News, Archives

O'Mara's bacon factory circa 1970, courtesy Joe Hayes and Ed McNamara

Limerick to bring home the bacon with new heritage project

Tuesday 24th November 2015: Limerick's lengthy association with the bacon industry, which was a key employer in the city for more than 150 years, is the subject of a new heritage projected announced by Limerick Museum and Archives, in partnership with Mary Immaculate College.

Categories: News, Archives, Historic Limerick

Adare to host 1916 Roadshow

1916 Roadshow to take place in Adare

Friday 13th November 2015: A Roadshow aimed at gathering local items and stories relating to 1916 is being held next Thursday, 19th November, at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare from midday to 4pm.

Categories: News, Historic Limerick, Archives

Limerick Museum & Archives: Limerick Lace Event 25-08-15

Members of the public bring out their Lace in Limerick

Tuesday 25th August 2015: More than 200 members of the public participated in a Heritage Week event today aimed at helping people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.

Categories: News, Historic Limerick

Kevin Myers

Limerick remembers its role during The Great War

Thursday 27th August 2015: The role played by 4,000 Limerick men during World War One was the subject of a Heritage Week event held at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick last evening.

Categories: News, Archives

2015-08-28 Limerick Lace Making Class

'Bring Out Your Lace' in Limerick

Monday 25th August 2015: Limerick Museum and Archives is helping people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.

Categories: News, Historic Limerick


Myers to address Limerick's contribution during WW1

Tuesday 25th August 2015: Kevin Myers will be in Limerick this Wednesday (August 26th) to speak about Limerick's contribution during World War 1.

Categories: Historic Limerick, News

A lace worker making Limerick lace 1936 (Courtesy of Veronica Rowe)

Heritage Week event urges public to 'Bring Out Your Lace'

Monday 10th August 2015: Limerick Museum and Archives will host a public event later this month to help people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.

Categories: News, Historic Limerick, Limerick City and County Council, National Heritage Week

Limerick 1916 roadshow

Roadshow for collection of Limerick 1916 memorabilia

Wednesday 3rd June 2015: Did your family participate in any way during the 1916 Rising? Private collectors and members of the public are being asked to contribute to a newly announced exhibition which will take place next year and focus on Limerick’s role during the historical Rising.

Categories: News, Archives

Limerick Archives - Stand Up and Fight Exhibition

Rare Artefacts Bring Limerick's Military Past To Life

Tuesday 28th April 2015: Never before seen artefacts are being put on display as part of an exhibition entitled 'Stand Up and Fight, Limerick’s Military History from the Wild Geese to Gallipoli’.

Categories: News, Archives, History

City and Cemetery - A History of Mount Saint Lawrence Limerick

City and Cemetery - A History of Mount Saint Lawrence, launched in Limerick

Friday 24th April 2015: A comprehensive history of one of Ireland’s oldest and largest cemeteries has been launched in Limerick by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD. 

Categories: News, Archives, History

Ludlow - Members of the Young Mens Protestant Association - enjoying a drink

Limerick through the looking glass - the Ludlow Collection returns to Limerick for the first time in almost a century

Tuesday 24th February 2015: An extensive collection of unique photographs of Limerick will return to the city next week for the first time in almost 90 years for a new exhibition by Limerick Museum and Archives.

Categories: News, Archives, Photography, History

Sharon Slater Limerick

Limerick Archives Led the Way During Heritage Celebrations

Tuesday 9th September 2014: Sharon Slater from Limerick Museum & Archives looks back at a successful Heritage Week 2014.

Categories: Blog, Archives

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Online map documents Limerick Gravemarkers

Friday 25th April 2014: The latest in a series of projects aimed at documenting the social history of Limerick through one of the country’s largest cemeteries, Mount St Lawrence, was launched at Limerick City Hall today by Catriona Crowe from the National Archives.

Categories: News, Archives, History


Local Studies

An extensive collection of Limerick related materials, this local collection is an essential aid for anyone researching the history of Limerick Local Studies


The digitised collections are made freely available to the public to promote research into the history of Limerick via a virtual archive.

Museum Online Catalogue

Browse the Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum online catalouge and access our catalouge of over 55,000 artifacts showcasing the rich historical heritage of Limerick.

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