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Local Studies Resources at Limerick City Museum

Limerick City Museum has placed many useful Local Studies materials on its web page. Here are links to some of these.


  Estate Maps of Limerick (235 Kb) is a pdf file of known estate maps in Co. Limerick, with placenames and tenants names. It is a work in progress and will be added to as new sources are found.


Who was who in medieval Limerick (770 Kb)   is a fully referenced index to people in medieval Limerick. Further sources have yet to be added, but it is hoped that the list as presented will be of use to researchers of Limerick's medieval history.


The Black Book of Limerick, published by James MacCaffrey in 1907 is a collection of medieval Latin documents relating to St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick. The original index of the book was extremely poor. The Black Book of Limerick (76 Kb) is a new index of people mentioned in the text. For an annotated index of place names click on Black Book places (134 Kb)


The Limerick Corporation Index of 1843 (273 Kb) is a manuscript summary of Corporation leases compiled by the City’s Law Agent, Robert Potter in 1843, and contains leases from the 17th century onwards. There is an index of names at the end of the document.  This searchable file was published in the North Munster Antiquarian Journal, Volume 39, 1998-99.


Annates (78 Kb) is a record, in Latin, of appointments to church benefices in the Limerick diocese from 1421-1519. This searchable download is a simple index of the places named in the text. For the full Latin text see:- Obligationes pro Annatis Diocesis Limiricensis, 1421-1519 in, Archivium Hibernicum (Irish Historical Records) Vol. 10, 1943 pp104-62. English translations of most of the Annates can be found spread out within Begley’s, Diocese of Limerick, Ancient and Medieval, 1906, Dublin.


 Parishes (83 Kb) is an alphabetical index of the civil parishes of County Limerick, together with the baronies in which they lie.  


Placenames of Co. Limerick (32 Kb) is a listing of minor placenames gleaned from maps, deeds etc in the museum's collection and from the Limerick City Archives. It will be an ongoing work.


  Constables (70 Kb)  is a fully referenced list of the constables of King John's Castle.

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Last update:19/08/2011


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