Did You Know?
At least 189,429 Limerick residents migrated from Ireland between 1851 and 1911.
A Limerick man, George Geary Bennis, saved the life of King Louis Phillipe of France during a street fracas in 1848. For this he was awarded the title of ‘Chevalier’.
The last Limerick woman hanged was Annie Walsh, who was executed on 5 August 1925 after being found guilty of murdering her husband.
In 1849 an Adare man called Hamilton attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria.
The Little Book of Limerick is a compendium of fascinating information about the city and county, past and present. Here you will find out about Limerick’s buildings and bridges, crime and punishment, tragic accidents, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. It covers not only the well-known aspects of Limerick’s history but also focuses on the details of the everyday man in the street, recording facts that could so easily have been forgotten.
A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of this ancient city and county. It is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.