These highlights offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of content and resources available on the local studies website.

Then and Now

Something that people always find fascinating is to see images of a place, contrasting how it looks today with how it looked at some time in the past. Here we present a gallery of such images, which were taken as part of The Gathering Ireland in 2013.

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Seamus O Ceallaigh GAA Collection

Séamus Ó Ceallaigh was one of the great chroniclers of the history of Gaelic Games. As well as pursuing his work as a writer, Mr. Ó Ceallaigh accumulated a massive collection of G.A.A.-related materials. He bequeathed this collection to Limerick City Library and the library has held the Ó Ceallaigh Collection since 1989.

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Trades Directories

The local studies collection includes fifty trades and street directories of Limerick City and County, published between the years 1769 and 1976.

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The Guilds of Limerick 1840

In October of 1840 a list of guilds members was submitted to the National Repeal Association’s meeting in the city.

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We have compiled all notices of deaths contained in the Limerick Chronicle (and other local newspapers) from 1781 to 1951. The database consists of death notices, obituaries, funeral reports and news stories pertaining to the death of Limerick persons.

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