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.

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.


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