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The Old Limerick Journal, contents of vols. 1-27


The Old Limerick Journal has been published regularly since 1979. To date (2007) there have been 42 volumes issued and the content of these volumes constitutes an invaluable record of the social and political history of Limerick. The focus of the journal is mainly on events in Limerick City though the County does receive occasional coverage also.

Below is a listing of all contents of the volumes of the journal published to date. Selected articles can be accessed in full - click on article heading to read.

Contents of vols. 1-27 below [contents of vols. 28-35] [contents of vols. 36-43]

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Vol. 1, December 1979                                                     

Introduction (84 Kb); Old Times [poem] by Gerald Griffin (69 Kb); Shawn-a-Scoob by Desmond O'Grady (270 Kb); How Plassey Got Its Name by Kevin Hannan (135 Kb); Gurky McMahon was buried today by Seán Bourke (230 Kb); Pol Carr's [poem] by Frank Hamilton (76 Kb); The siege of Clampett's Bow by Jim Kemmy (156 Kb); The goose's corner : origin of the Michaelmas Goose by Dolly Stewart (99 Kb); An old school [John Street C.B.S.] by Dick Naughton (138 Kb); Drunken Thady : a legend of Limerick [poem] by Michael Hogan (585 Kb); Memoirs of a Savoy pageboy by Joe Malone (432 Kb); The Enigma of Frank Ryan, part 1 by Michael McInerney (545 Kb); Remember Limerick [poem] by Kevin O'Connor (54 Kb); A chronicle of Limerick life [The Limerick Chronicle] by W. W. Gleeson (215 Kb); Servant boys and girls in Co. Limerick by Pat Feeley (534 Kb); Garryowen by Kevin Hannan (375 Kb).

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Vol. 2, March 1980

The loss of Michael McInerney (110 Kb); Limerick's "Marconi" [George Turner] by Kevin Hannan (122 Kb); "Wires" [George Turner] by Thomas Ryan (108 Kb); From an April morning walk [poems] by Gerard Ryan (63 Kb); The poet Ryan : a memoir by Desmond O'Grady (362 Kb); A visit to Limerick - 1938 by Dorothy McCall (315 Kb); Memories of Mulgrave Street by David Hanly (134 Kb); The Shelling of the Strand Barracks by P. J. Ryan (122 Kb); Edward Thomas O'Dwyer, part 1 by John Rushe (918 Kb); The death of "Feathery" Bourke by Seán Bourke (109 Kb); The curse of St. Munchin [poem] by Michael Hogan (268 Kb); Mills and millers by Dolly Stewart (296 Kb); Treacy's packet and tripe by Jim Kemmy (122 Kb); Jim "Packet" O'Halloran - the singing tripe king by W. W. Gleeson (113 Kb); The General Strike - 1919 [known as The Limerick Soviet] by Jim Kemmy (955 Kb); The Enigma of Frank Ryan, part 2 by Michael McInerney (516 Kb); Rabbi Levin of Colooney Street by Pat Feeley (628 Kb); The closed Lyric [poem] by Kevin O'Connor (66 Kb); Recollection of some Limerick newsboys, part 1 / Frank Renihan (149 Kb).

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Vol. 3, June 1980

Hidden history [comment on Maurice Lenihan and his 'History of Limerick' (80 Kb); Limerick town [poem] by John Francis O'Donnell (160 Kb); Tom Bull [Thomas McNamara] by Kevin Hannan (154 Kb); Josie by Jim Kemmy (144 Kb); An April incident by Tim Lehane (289 Kb); The city of Limerick by Geoffrey Grigson (502 Kb); The old Theatre Royal [Henry Street] by J. F. Walsh (471 Kb); Limerick labour, Fr. Bannon and...a proposed brewery by Pat Collins (1,105 Kb); Social life by the Shannon : the Civil War in Limerick by P. J. Ryan (278 Kb); A legend of Rory Frawley by Kevin O'Connor (117 Kb); Limerick Savings Bank by Kevin Hannan (522 Kb); Limerick, part 1 by Kate O'Brien (611 Kb); The best stone cutter in the country by Seamus Murphy (195 Kb); Sliabh Luachra : "the mountain of the rushes" by Pat Feeley (364 Kb); Broderick's Academy by W. W. Gleeson (127 Kb); "Change at the Junction" by Kevin O'Connor (119 Kb); The bed by Desmond O'Grady (117 Kb); Women in Cathedral grounds [poem] by Seamus Ó Cinnéide (149 Kb).

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Vol. 4, September 1980

A rhyming history [the Davis Manuscript] (74 Kb); On the rampart : Limerick [poem] by John Francis O'Donnell (229 Kb); Arthur's Quay by E. H. Bennis (319 Kb); Warmest love, pt two [cont. of article, 'Limerick' in OLJ 3] by Kate O'Brien (620 Kb); Scandal at Bruff, part one by Dermot McEvoy (469 Kb); The sanitary services by P. J. Ryan (170 Kb); Doggy Cross [James Cross] by Jim Kemmy (129 Kb); Education in Limerick 1830-60 by Kevin R. O'Connor (466 Kb); The House of Industry by Paddy Lysaght (474 Kb); Whiteboys and Ribbonmen : early agrarian secret societies / Pat Feeley (831 Kb); St. John's Square by Kevin Hannan (455 Kb); Some Limerick newsboys, part 2 by Frank Renihan (281 Kb); Memories of Denmark Street by Michael Kenevane (113 Kb); Mike Danagher by Kevin Hannan (88 Kb); The Dean and the Bard by W. W. Gleeson (250 Kb); The Broadford Soviet by Michael McCarthy (583 Kb).

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Vol. 5, December 1980

John Ferrar, citizen of Limerick (85 Kb); Homecoming [poem] by Desmond O'Grady (55 Kb); Some Limerick characters by Thomas Ryan (409 Kb); Christmas in the Presentation parlour by Kate O'Brien (901 Kb); Scandal at Bruff, part two by Dermot McEvoy (427 Kb); The Danish city by W. W. Gleeson (135 Kb); Billy Carr's garden by Jim Kemmy (319 Kb); A child's parish Christmas [poem] by Donal Ó Murchú (141 Kb); The Shannon Scheme Strike by Michael McCarthy (824 Kb); St. John's Gate by Kevin Hannan (505 Kb); Scenes from a Limerick childhood by Donall Mac Amhlaigh (508 Kb); Early days on the Island Field by Joe Malone (286 Kb); Garryowen by Gerald Griffin (133 Kb); John Mallon : notes on a formidable policeman by Pat Feeley (793 Kb).

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Vol. 6, Spring 1981

Alma Fitt, 1886-1980 (119 Kb); Adare [poem] by John Francis O'Donnell (72 Kb); The Building of the Sarsfield Bridge by Pádraig Ó Maidin (299 Kb); The Early Years of Bishop O'Dwyer by John Rushe (229 Kb); Joseph Sexton, papermaker by Alf MacLochlainn (414 Kb); The Market House [Mungret Street] by Moira Jennings (94 Kb); Limerick by Robert Graves (529 Kb); Roche's Hanging Gardens by Jim Kemmy (122 Kb); The Poor Law comes to Limerick by Chris O'Mahony (415 Kb); Two Parkmen by Kevin Hannan (102 Kb); A Corporation Minute Book, 1769-96 by Charlotte Murphy (272 Kb); "Up Garryowen" by W. W. Gleeson (112 Kb); Mungret Agricultural School by Milo Spillane (224 Kb); The City's entertainment : Limerick before the Civil War / P. J. Ryan (146 Kb); Memories of Burton's Billiard Saloon by Joe Malone (264 Kb); Scandal at Bruff, part 3 by Dermot McEvoy (242 Kb); The Castlecomer Mine and Quarry Union by Pat Feeley (619 Kb); The MacAdam tradition by Michael McCarthy (554 Kb).

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Vol. 7, Summer 1981

The White manuscript (52 Kb); When filled with thoughts of life's young day [poem] by Gerald Griiffin (50 Kb); The Battle of the Tail Race by Michael McCarthy (515 Kb); The Greatest Ballplayer - J. J. Bowles by T. J. McElligott (177 Kb); Poverty and pawnshops : Limerick before the Civil War by P. J. Ryan (104 Kb); Memories of the old canal by Kevin Hannan (258 Kb); Scandal at Bruff, part 4 by Dermot McEvoy (287 Kb); Recollections 1928-1939 by Tony MacMahon (245 Kb); Athlunkard Boat Club by W. W. Gleeson (113 Kb); From Limerick to the Golden Gate by L. A. O'Donnell (799 Kb); Looking back by Michael J. Kenevane (131 Kb); Building the Workhouses by P. J Meghen (469 Kb); The horror of Verdun by Tom Burtchaell (271 Kb); Godfrey Massy: Vicar of Bruff by Pius Browne (553 Kb); Shanny's pub by Jim Kemmy (222 Kb); The Castlecomer Mine and Quarry Union [pt. 2] by Pat Feeley (514 Kb).

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Vol. 8, Autumn 1981

A forgotten benefactor [Robert Frith] (51 Kb); The men of Park [poem] by Richard Ross-Lewin (45 Kb); How the Shannon Scheme Workers Lived by Michael McCarthy (869 Kb); Bishop O'Dwyer, part 3: E. T. O'Dwyer and the Temperance Movement by John Rushe (217 Kb); Some local industries by P. J. Ryan (86 Kb); Owen's Garden - how Garryowen got its name by Jim Kemmy (203 Kb); Limerick Breweries by John Keane (491 Kb); The sandmen by Kevin Hannan (289 Kb); Scandal at Bruff part five by Dermot McEvoy (248 Kb); J. P. O'Sullivan : memories of the Limerick theatre by Kevin Dineen (93 Kb); Studiisque Asperrima Belli by Tony MacMahon (855 Kb); The Castlecomer Mine & Quarry Union part 3 by Pat Feeley (430 Kb); A haunting by Robert Graves (239 Kb); The Brazen Head by W. W. Gleeson (145 Kb); The eighteenth century city by John O'Keeffe (125 Kb); A letter from the past (110 Kb).

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Vol. 9, Winter 1981

The death of a cabin-boy [Patrick O'Brien] (75 Kb); Christmas Eve [poem] by Michael Hogan (42 Kb); The American letter by Tony MacMahon (304 Kb); Proceedings of Old Limerick Society from its foundation to end of season 1943-44 (495 Kb); Bishop O'Dwyer [part 4]: E. T. O'Dwyer and the Artisans' Dwellings Co. by John R (299 Kb); The Limerick stage 1736-1800, part one by William Smith Clark (805 Kb); St. Michael's [graveyard] by Kevin Hannan (372 Kb); The siege of 64 Great Strand Street by Pat Feeley (468 Kb); McNamara's Band by Willie W. Gleeson (106 Kb); A Christmas battle by Tom Burchaell (155 Kb); P. J. ('Cushy') Ryan by Jim Kemmy (98 Kb); The Wellesley Bridge by Phil Lovett (631 Kb); The election of 1874 by Michael McCarthy (701 Kb); How I was nearly sent to Glin by Joe Malone (240 Kb); A Limerick childhood by Dorothy McCall (310 Kb).

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Vol. 10, Spring 1982

Our loss [Dolly Stewart, Padraig O Maidin, Sean Bourke] (68 Kb); Kitty Bredin [poem] / Desmond O'Grady (52 Kb); The Irishtown by Kevin Hannan (761 Kb); Crime on the Shannon Scheme by Michael McCarthy (607 Kb); The development of the port of Limerick in the 19th century by Phil Lovett (534 Kb); A nocturnal visitor by Peter M. C. Morris (126 Kb); The evolution of local government by Tony MacMahon (401 Kb); Daingean days, part one by Sean Bourke (337 Kb); Emigration From the Limerick Workhouse 1848-1860 by Chris O'Mahony (463 Kb); The battle of the Falklands December 1918 by Tom Burtchaell (207 Kb); A Limerick posting, part one by Siegfried Sassoon (716 Kb); The siege of 64 Great Strand Street pt. 2 by Pat Feeley (619 Kb); Crosbie Row by Joe Malone (202 Kb); The life and letters of Feathery Bourke, part one by Jim Kemmy (200 Kb).

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Vol. 11, Summer 1982

In praise of local history (61 Kb); from Shawn-A-Scoob [poem] by Michael Hogan (232 Kb); A visit to Limerick 1952, part one by Constantine Fitzgibbon (823 Kb); The Royal Irish Constabulary: life in Limerick before the Civil War by P.J. Rya (158 Kb); The Bruff agitation : a brief history 1897-1907 by Pius J. A. Browne (438 Kb); Daingean days, part two by Sean Bourke (118 Kb); Aspects of the 1904 Pogrom by Pat Feeley (338 Kb); City of commerce by Willie W. Gleeson (140 Kb); The life and letters of Feathery Bourke, part two by Jim Kemmy (255 Kb); The Limerick stage 1736-1800, part two by William Smith Clark (897 Kb); A Southill story by Kevin Hannan (107 Kb); How many angels on a 'pinhead'? : a Limerick labour leader in San Francisco / Mi (409 Kb)chael McCarthy.

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Vol. 12, Autumn 1982

Our literary history : in praise of minor poets (65 Kb); The Galbally farmer [poem] by Darby Ryan (94 Kb); A visit to Limerick 1952, part two by Constantine Fitzgibbon (1,013 Kb); King John's Castle by Willie W. Gleeson (177 Kb); The Park Danes, part one by Patsy Harrold (636 Kb); Memories of Mrs. Baker by Joe Malone (140 Kb); A Limerick childhood, part one by Christopher Isherwood (1,136 Kb); Daingean days, part three by Sean Bourke (381 Kb); Mikey Raleigh's Band by Bob Hamilton (341 Kb); Dr. Thomas Arthur by Kevin Hannan (507 Kb); Spring Rice [poem] by Finbarr Crowe (97 Kb); The life and letters of Feathery Bourke, part three by Jim Kemmy (779 Kb); The Bard of Thomond by Patrick Lysaght (113 Kb); Industries and workers : Limerick before the Civil War / P. J. Ryan (105 Kb).

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Vol. 13, Winter 1982

Our Literary history II : some novelists of distinction (69 Kb); A poet's grave [poem] by T. J. Dunbar (34 Kb); Daingean days, part four by Sean Bourke (272 Kb); Michael Hogan in America 1886-1889, part one by Jim Kemmy (353 Kb); City Hall paintings by William W. Gleeson (180 Kb); A visit to Limerick 1952, part three by Constantine Fitzgibbon (552 Kb); Pawnbroking in Limerick by W. MacL (201 Kb); A Limerick childhood, part two by Christopher Isherwood (613 Kb); The Carnegie Library by P. J. Ryan (134 Kb); The Park Danes, part two by Patsy Harrold (433 Kb); A Coonagh man by John Walsh (128 Kb); A magical debut by Eamon O'Conor (194 Kb); The 17th century city : a topographic study by Thomas F. O'Sullivan (532 Kb); The Normans in Limerick by Charlotte Murphy (310 Kb); Marwood the hangman by Kevin Hannan (429 Kb); The Liberator and the Limerick Ladies by James Doherty (92 Kb); The old canal [poem] by Finbarr Crowe (45 Kb).

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Vol. 14, Spring 1983

Folklore [Kevin Danaher] (54 Kb); Duffy's circus Limerick [poem] by Desmond O'Grady (48 Kb); A Limerick childhood by Moira Verschoyle (725 Kb); The old West Clare by Frank Roberts (120 Kb); The Fairgreen by David Hanly (227 Kb); Two elections by Willie W. Gleeson (109 Kb); The bells of St. Alphonsus by Finbar Crowe (550 Kb); The Whit Sunday march, 1915 by P. J. Ryan (109 Kb); Memories of Michael McInerney by Malachy Gray (298 Kb); A D'Alton letter by Aideen Ireland (102 Kb)Sean Bourke's missing manuscript by Frank Hamilton (231 Kb); Michael Hogan in America 1886-1889, part two by Jim Kemmy (260 Kb); Some critical notes on Kate O'Brien by Paddy Lysaght (135 Kb); The life of a servant girl by Molly Byrne (242 Kb); Dr. Robert Frith by Michael Conway (178 Kb); Where the Mulcaire river flows by Kevin Hannan (260 Kb); The Park Danes, part three by Patsy Harrold (388 Kb); Davitt and the Limerick Jews by Pat Feeley (138 Kb); Corner boys by Joe Malone (263 Kb).

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Vol. 15, Spring 1984

Our printing history; A Limerick Christmas by Finbar Crowe; The Windmill and District by Jack O'Sullivan (592 Kb); Limerick's Bacon Factories by Paddy Lysaght (418 Kb); A West Limerick centenarian by Batt Leahy-Harnett; Galloping Hogan by Tim Lehane; The Shannon Scheme: a Forgotten Limerick Connection by Willie W. Gleeson (80 Kb); Medical remedies from 18th century Limerick by Aideen Ireland; Castleconnell, part 1 by Kevin Hannan (712 Kb); John Ford and the women of Limerick by Joe Malone; Michael Hogan in America 1886-’89 by Jim Kemmy; Dr. Samuel Crumpe by Michael Conway (105 Kb); The Park Danes by Kevin Hannan.

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Vol. 16, Summer 1984

Cannock’s clock; Delemege’s Wood by Seamus O’Cinneide; Castleconnell, part 2 by Kevin Hannan (657 Kb); Memories of The People's Park by Finbar Crowe (500 Kb); Parteen – to organise or not by Michael McCarthy; The Park Danes by Patsy Harrold; The matchmaker by Kevin Hannan; Unbound poet by Michael Hartnett; Schooldays by Michael Kenevane; A Limerick coachmaker and trade unionist by Bernard Reaney; De Valera – a fateful visit by Mairin Power; The salt water enterprise by John Walsh; The great explosion of 1837 by Mary McMahon; The two famines by W.W. Gleeson; The leaving of Thomondgate by Joe Malone; A forgotten dramatist by Jim Kemmy.

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Vol. 17, Winter 1984

Mountshannon House and the Fitzgibbons by Carole Gurnett (390 Kb); The Park Danes by Kevin Hannan; Maurice Lenihan - Historian of Limerick, part 1 by Francis Finnegan (619 Kb); Sean Bourke the actor by May Griffin; Christmas in Newcastle West by Michael Hartnett (131 Kb); The bells of St. Mary’s by Finbarr Crowe; St. John’s boys’ schools by Kevin Hannan; St. John’s girls’ school by Patsy Harrold; It’s a long way to Limerick by Tim Lehane; The Jews of Limerick, part 1 by Des Ryan (559 Kb); Flight to Lahinch by Frank Roberts; O'Duffy's Other Brigade by Michael McCarthy (346 Kb); Treacy’s packet and tripe shop by Mary Kate Irwin; Kate O’Brien’s Limerick by Jim Kemmy; Out for blood! by W. W. Gleeson.

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Vol. 18, Winter 1985

The History of Cannock's, part 1 by Finbarr Crowe (656 Kb); Charlotte Grace O'Brien by Frank Hamilton (217 Kb); A 19th century citizen by Anthony Riordan; Limerick –as others saw us by Paddy Lysaght; A missing aircraft by Frank Roberts; Limerick in the general election 1885 by James Doherty; Catherine Hayes by W. W. Gleeson (117 Kb); The Park Danes by Jim Kemmy; Maurice Lenihan - Historian of Limerick, part 2 by Francis Finnegan (542 Kb); In my own time by Kevin Hannan; Bishop Charles Graves by Aideen Ireland; The Jews of Limerick, part 2 by Des Ryan (623 Kb).

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Vol. 19, Summer 1986

Maurice Lenihan - Historian of Limerick, part 3 by Francis Finnegan (859 Kb); The abduction of Honora Goold by Pat Feeley; Paddy Nolan in Calgary by Grant MacEwan; The History of Cannock's, part 2 by Finbarr Crowe (780 Kb); The Park Danes by Jim Kemmy; The first radio pirate by Jim O’Carroll; The Second Munsters 1914-1948, part 1 by Des Ryan (1,169 Kb); Afternoon by Desmond O’Grady; Ada Rehan by Kevin Hannan (459 Kb); Memories of Picquet’s Lane by Paul Malone; Limerick ‘Slaves’ for Jamaica by Carl Senior.

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Vol. 20, Winter 1986

Maurice Lenihan - Historian of Limerick, part 4 by Francis Finnegan (726 Kb); Grady’s nosegay by Paddy Lysaght; The summer snowflake by Patsy Harrold; Newcastle West – 1970 by Michael Hartnett; Turnpike roads in Co. Limerick by P.J. Meghen; A tale of two poets by Jim Kemmy; The electrification of Shaw’s 1894-’96 by Joseph Quaney; The Second Munsters 1914-1948, part 2 by Des Ryan (998 Kb).

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Vol. 21, Autumn 1987

A Forgotten Limerick Genius [Sylvester O'Halloran] by Kevin Hannan (595 Kb); Some Limerick Print Workers by W. W. Gleeson (131 Kb); Limerick Night Watch 1807-1853 by Chris O'Mahony (666 Kb); A History of the Christian Brothers in Limerick, part 1 by Richard Ahern (860 Kb); The Second Munsters 1914-1918, part 3 by Des Ryan (953 Kb); Memories of Henry Street by Gerry Gallivan; Mick Quilligan’s pub by Finbarr Crowe; A journey to an all-Ireland by C.B. McKernan; Old Carey’s road by Paddy Moloney; The Rockite Uprising in Co. Limerick - 1821 by Pat Feeley (929 Kb); A letter for posterity by Michael McCarthy.

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Vol. 22, Christmas 1987

An Introduction to Limerick History by Jim Kemmy (355 Kb); A sense of place by Paddy Lysaght; Limerick – behind closed doors by Finbarr Crowe; Mary Lavelle by Jose Maria de Areilza; Mick Quilligan’s by Kevin Hannan; Echoes and reflections; A History of the Christian Brothers in Limerick, part 2 by Richard Ahern (1,053 Kb); How Lord Edward street got its name by W.W. Gleeson; Mourning the Martyrs: a Study of a Demonstration in Limerick City, 8.12.1867 by (1,970 Kb)Breandán Mac Giolla  Choille.

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Vol. 23, Spring 1988 - Australian edition

Sir Richard Bourke: His Life and Work by Hazel King (1,401 Kb); The O'Hallorans in South Australia by Kevin Hannan (880 Kb); Thomas Spring Rice and the Peopling of Australia by David Fitzpatrick (1,707 Kb); Mayor Pery Baylee by E.R. Pretyman; James Raymond: postmaster general by Vivienne Parsons; John Hurley: pastoralist and politician by Martha Rutledge; Judge Samuel Bindon by David Potts (140 Kb); Sir Richard Bourke: Irish and Colonial Liberal by Bob Reece (912 Kb); Sir Terence Aubrey Murray by Alan FitzGerald; Balancing the sexes by Chris O’Mahony; Dr. Richard Thomas Tracy by Frank M.C. Forster; William Smith O'Brien in Van Diemen's Land 1849-1854 by John Cussen (837 Kb); The Taits in Limerick and Melbourne by Jim Kemmy (1,074 Kb); Lola Montez Down Under by Michael McCarthy (1,003 Kb); The McMahon diary by Bill McInerney; William Ievers : old scenes revisited by Richard Reid; Anthony Lefroy: public servant by G.G. Lefroy; Rev. Francis Hales –[from the Australian Dictionary of Biography]; Catherine Hayes: Operatic Soprano by Dennis Shoesmith (166 Kb); Dr. John Gunson by Sally O’Neill; Martin Hogan and the Catalpa rescue by Eamon McDermott; The widow Mulcahy: From the Golden Vale to the Goulburn Valley by Thomas Patrick Flanagan and John Stanislaus Mulcahy; Paddy Hannan from Quin : Pioneer of the Mile by Michael MacMahon; Archbishop James Duhig: Limerick 1871-Brisbane 1965 by T. P. Boland (836 Kb); Patrick Francis Hanran: Merchant and politician by J. G. Proud; Henry King : Public servant and parliamentarian by A. A. Morrison and M. Carter; Bishop James Corbett: Freeman of Limerick by Monica Starke; James Dalton: Mayor of Orange and Papal Knight by Martha Rutledge; Brendan Bracken: the Emergence of an Imperialist by Patsy Harrold (1,181 Kb); Fr. John Creagh in the Kimberleys by S. J. Boland (681 Kb); Historical walkabout: Exploring links by W.W. Gleeson and Jim Kemmy; Some Limerick Palatines: Looking for Family History in Ireland by Bob Reece (555 Kb); The Irish in Australia (review article) by R. B. Haslam; John and James Toohey: Brewers by G.P. Walsh; John Finnerty: Magistrate by Ted Mayman; Sr. Katherine Mulquin by Katherine Dunlop Kane; James Patrick Garvan by Bede Nairn; Trooper Thomas Downey: From Sydney to the Somme by Richard Ahern; De Valera in Australia: 1948 by Patrick O’Farrell; Up-and-under: Some rugby ties by Karl Johnston; James Vincent Duhig: Rationalist by C.A.C. Leggett.

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Vol. 24, Winter 1988 - Barrington's edition

The Barringtons of Limerick by Dom Hubert Janssens de Varebeke (844 Kb); Sir Matthew Barrington: 1788-1861: the Real Founder of Barrington's Hospital (1,307 Kb) by Mark Tierney; Health services in Limerick in the early 19th century by Susan Connolly; The Origins and Early Years of Barrington's Hospital by Mark Tierney (1,035 Kb); Doctors differ by Jim Kemmy; The Barringtons and the Pery Square Tontine Company by Mark Tierney; The 1832 Cholera Epidemic by Kevin Hannan (516 Kb); The Mont de Piete by Mark Tierney; Gifts to the citizens by Kevin Hannan; Glenstal Castle by Mark Tierney and John Cornforth (841 Kb); The Barringtons and their tenants by Donal Ryan; Housing and Social Conditions: 1830-1940 by Jim Kemmy (785 Kb); The threatened hospital closure: 1879 by Richard Ahern; ‘Bring him to Barrington’s’ by Kevin Hannan; The sporting Barringtons by Karl Johnston; A farmer’s pleasure garden; A Glenstal boyhood by FitzWilliam Barrington; Florence Barrington in Russia: 1917 by B.S. Faloon; Some recollections by W.W. Gleeson; The Death of Winifred Barrington: Tragedy at Coolboreen by Kevin Hannan (1,136 Kb); The Irish Hospitals sweepstake and Barrington’s Hospital, 1931-1937 by Mark Tierney; The Barrington dogs: Irish water spaniels by Mary-Rose Barrington-Manuel; A letter to Sir Charles Barrington from Wm. T. Cosgrave; Dr Sarah O’Malley by Patsy Harrold; The Staff of Barrington's Hospital 1900-1988 by Robert Holmes (935 Kb); Michael Roberts by Jim Kemmy; Sr. Joan Bluett by Kevin Hannan; Nurse Lily Flanagan by David Hanly; The Closure of a Hospital: as Seen by the Press by Frank Hamilton (1,366 Kb).

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Vol. 25, Summer 1989 - French edition

Limerick and France During the Jacobite War of 1689-1691 by Sheila Mulloy (805 Kb); A 1690 poem by Jim Kemmy and Chris O’Mahony; Joseph O'Halloran, S.J. by Kevin Hannan (386 Kb) Dean Terence O’Shaughnessy by Mark Tierney and Ignatius Murphy; The timetable of revolution; The first modern revolution by A. J. P. Taylor; The powder-keg that blew by Martin Kettle; The fall of the Bastille by Richard Hayes; The revolution: How it was reported in the Limerick Chronicle by Larry Walsh; James Bartholomew Blackwell by Hugh Gough; James Burke: Priest and revolutionary by Des Ryan; James Roche by Jim Kemmy; The Meade brothers by John de Courcy Ireland; The Defences of Ireland 1793-1815: the Shannon Estuary by Paul M. Kerrigan (574 Kb); George Geary Bennis by Jim Kemmy (156 Kb); The French MacMahons by Denis MacMahon (1,680 Kb); The Marencourt cup by Jim Kemmy; A survey of the reports of French consuls in Ireland 1814-1929 by Mark Tierney; A brief history of Quimper by Martin Chappell; How Quimper became the capital of Finistere by Herve Glorennec; Quimper – as seen by The Graphic 1870-71; Walter Osborne in Quimper and Pont-Aven 1883 by Jeanne Sheehy; Laurel Hill: a French Foundation by Richard Ahern (508 Kb); The Franco-Irish Ambulance Brigade 1870-71 by Michael McCarthy; The land war: A Paris pamphlet by Paul Rowlandson; Norman Garstin: a Limerick Artist in France 1882-86 by Julian Campbell (290 Kb); The McMahon diary: A Clareman in Paris 1888 by Bill McInerney; Dermod O'Brien: a Paris Apprenticeship by Julian Campbell (433 Kb); A visit to Paris by William Ievers; The Limerick Visit of Fr. Raus 1904 by Des Ryan (439 Kb); The Munster Fusiliers in France 1914-1918 by Des Ryan (1,984 Kb); Dr. Richard Hayes: 'Limerick's Most Distinguished and Enthusiastic Francophile' (353 Kb); From Limerick to the Left Bank by Desmond O’Grady; The style of Jean-Pierre Rives by Karl Johnston; Biographical Dictionary of Limerickmen in France by Richard Hayes (959 Kb); Limerick Jesuits in France by Francis Finegan (393 Kb); Glossary of French terms.

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Vol. 26, Winter 1989

Arthur's Quay by Jim Kemmy (698 Kb); Limerick in 1689 by Richard Ahern (1,657 Kb); The Promotion of a Limerick Linen Industry 1760-1763 by Patrick J. O'Connor (480 Kb); The Corbally District by Kevin Hannan (951 Kb); Limerick's Campaign for a University 1838-1845 by Pat Kearney (1,515 Kb); John M. O’Cahill of Templeglantine and Pentwater, Michigan by Alf MacLochlainn; Patrick Bonaventure Kennedy O.F.M. 1855-1924 by Bartholomew Egan; A place remembered by Cicely Forde; Memories of The Savoy by Anthony Riordan (276 Kb); Potatoes, Turf and Fireside Chats: Muintir na Tire and the 'Emergency' in Limeri (563 Kb)ck by  Eoin  Devereux; Childhood holidays by Desmond O’Grady; Longpavement and the Line to the West by Paddy Clear (602 Kb); An Arthur’s Quay Christmas by Frank Hamilton.

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Vol. 27, Autumn 1990

The devil’s address to the Merchants of Limerick County by Sean O’Faolain; The District of Thomondgate by Kevin Hannan (961 Kb); Daniel Defoe and the Palatines by Peter Hutchinson; A pioneering policeman by Pat Feeley; The Nolans and Costelloes by Padraig de Bhaldraithe and Padraig Og de Bhaldraithe; The nightwalker by Gerald Griffin; Some Limerick links with Australia by Richard Reid; A letter to Lord Monteagle; The death of Martin Cherry by Jim Kemmy; Archbishop Daniel Mannix by James Griffin; The Parteen Eviction by Michael McCarthy (537 Kb); The Limerick Distillery in 1886 by Richard Ahern (752 Kb); Michael Joyce: Squarerigger, Shannon Pilot and M.P. by Brian Donnelly (465 Kb); Towards a university for Limerick 1934-1972 by Pat Kearney.

[contents of vols. 28-35]

[contents of vols. 36-43]

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