The Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme, Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 8PM

Next lecture being hosted by Limerick Historical Society will be on Monday March 12th at 8 p.m. in Room 203 in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick  The lecture is by Sorcha O’Brien on the construction of Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme in the 1920s, to harness the power of the River Shannon.  Admission is free, and everybody is welcome.

Geraldine, Countess of Dunraven: Monday, Feb 12th at 8PM

Geraldine Wyndham-Quin, Countess of Dunraven will give a presentation about her life and times, the late Earl and Dunraven, Adare and The Manor.  Room 302, Mary Immaculate College at 8PM.  Ask for directions at reception.  Non members welcome as usual.

Lesser Known Historic Buildings of Limerick - Monday Jan 15th, 2018 8PM

Limerick Historical Society will hold its first lecture, of 2018, on Monday January 15th next. Following repeated requests; the illustrated lecture will be given by Tony Browne and it will feature the lesser known buildings of Limerick. Among the buildings that will feature will be Trinity Church, Catherine Street and Miss Fogarty’s School on O’Connell Avenue, Limerick.

Dagmar O'Rían's alternative Christmas story - Monday Dec 11th, 2017 8PM

Limerick Historical Society will host a lecture by Dagmar Ó Ríain, UCC, on 'Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men: Figments of imagination?  An alternative Christmas story', on Monday December 11th at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Everybody is welcome. Ask at reception for directions.

Click here to read Patrick Comerford's blog on the origins of Santa Claus

The Arthurs of Limerick - Monday Nov 13th, 2017 8PM

Old Arthurs Quay

Limerick Historical Society will host a lecture by Pat O’Brien of The Celtic Bookshop on 'The Arthur family of Arthur’s Quay and beyond', on Monday next (November 13th) at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Ask at reception for directions.

Jim Kemmy - Monday Oct 9th, 2017 8PM

Limerick Historical Society will hold an interactive discussion on the life of Jim Kemmy twenty years after his death, on Monday night next October 9th at 8 p.m. in Room 203, Mary Immaculate College. Everybody is welcome as usual. Ask at reception for directions.


Summer Walks: The Canal, Wed, Sept. 12th,2017

Limerick Historical Society walk on Wed September 13th will be along The Canal Walk where Tony Browne will give us an insight into this 18th century infrastructure and some of the historic buildings along the banks.   Starting from  Baal's Bridge at 7PM.  Non members welcome.

Assembly point 

Summer Walks: Markets Area, Wed, Aug 16th,2017

Limerick Historical Society's next walk is on Wed, Aug 16th.  Meet outside The Granary at 7PM and we will tour nearby St. Michael's Graveyard and The Markets area. Non members welcome.

Pictures from our previous walk.

Summer Walks 2017

Aug 16th:  The Markets Area

Saint Michaels Graveyard located behind River House which can be seen in the background.

Tony speaking to the walkers about the perimeter of the City Wall which ran along the same line as the gate of the Milk Market.

Mungret Street

Summer Walks: Thomondgate, Wed, Jul 12th,2017

Walker's Distillery
The next Limerick Historical Society walk will be on this Wednesday July 12th when we will do a tour of Thomondgate.


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