Wall Family Archive Project

The Wall Family Archive Project

This project is a part of Limerick City and County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme. Limerick Archives acquired the papers of the Wall family in 2020. Sean Wall was the chairman of Limerick City and County Council, and was also the Commanding Officer of the East Limerick Brigade. He was shot dead by the Royal Irish Constabulary in May 1921. Limerick Archives sought to mark the centenary of his death by putting together a project which would be a respectful tribute to Sean Wall, but also to his family. This page makes up the main aspects of the project.

Sean Wall Archive (Pic True Media)
The body of Sean Wall after his killing on 6 May 1921

The collection was listed, catalogued and digitised, and the full listing can be found here

An exhibition was also developed, which can be found here

To mark the centenary, Limerick Archives will be holding two events on Zoom. The first is an official launch and walkthrough of the collection which takes place on the 4th of May 2021, at 7pm. You can register for the event via Eventbrite here

The second event will be a roundtable discussion with Tom Toomey and other historians, as well as members of the Wall family. This event will take place on the 6th of May 2021, at 7pm, and you can register for the event via Eventbrite here

Throughout the week of the centenary, there will be a number of separate resources made available by Limerick Archives, so please keep an eye on this page. You can also find more info on this project on our youtube channel and our twitter account 

Please find the main sections of the project below