Limericks (5-line comic verse)


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  1. How form of jingle got its name : word ‘Limerick’ as applied to verse, by Robert Herbert,  Limerick Leader 27/11/1943, p6

  2. Note on Limericks, The New York Times 26/7/1944, p18

  3. The form of verse known as ‘the Limerick, letter,  Limerick Leader 20/7/1955, p1

  4. There was a young man from… the origin of ‘Limericks’ by Robert Herbert,  Limerick Leader 27/5/1955, p1

  5. In Limerick city no guide to limericks by Séamus Ó Cinnéide,  Limerick Leader 2/8/1975, p3

  6. The limerick finds its way home,  Limerick Leader 28/6/2006, p3

  7. An Irishman’s Diary, Irish Times 17/9/2007, p15

  8. Book on history of the 'limerick', Limerick Leader 7/8/2013, p7

  9. Comprehensive history of the five-line limerick launched at UL, Limerick Leader 10/8/2013, p2 [Leader 2]

  10. New book on the history of the limerick launched at library, Limerick Leader 23/11/2013, p4

  11. Book sheds light on the limerick, Limerick Leader 28/03/2015 



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