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.  

Summer Walks 2018: Scoil Carmel & Quaker's Graveyard - Wed, May 9th at 7PM

Our summer walk schedule this year will kick off with a guided tour of Scoil Carmel, O'Connell Avenue which has recently become part of the Mary Immaculate/UL campus.  The grounds contain a number of fine old stone buildings now renovated extensively.  Speaker will be architect John Quin of the architectural team that undertook the recent works.  Afterwards we will proceed to the nearby Quaker's Graveyard for an address by Hiram Woods.

The Limerick Soviet - Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 8PM


The April Limerick Historical Society lecture will be given by Liam Cahill, former RTE correspondent. Liam will speak about the Limerick Soviet on Monday April 9th next, at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Everybody is welcome as usual.

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