The Reference and Local Studies Department is located in the Central Library at the Granary. Use of the facilities in this section is open to all and there are no charges except for photocopying and printing. A full-time librarian is available at the reference department to assist people with queries and research. In addition to the many historical reference materials available there is an extensive collection of Limerick-related materials held here. This local collection is an essential aid for anyone researching the history of Limerick.
See our extensive Local Studies online resources below (scroll down for main menu)
Latest addition to the Local Studies online - Part I of the Séamus Ó Ceallaigh Collection - The GAA Journals - Full scans of hundreds of Gaelic Games and Culture journals from the 1930s to the 1980s
Limerick City & County Trades and Street Directories (full scans of all of the Limerick City & County-related pages from all the directories in the library collection)
Have a look at some very nice charts of the Shannon River & Estuary from the 1837 Shannon Navigation Report here -
- Use Google Custom Search to search across all of the local studies content
- Latest addition to 'Books and Journals' section - Two Centuries of Popular Education : An Historical Survey of the Educational Institutions of Limerick by Michael V. (Milo) Spillane, 1973
Recent addition to 'Books and Journals' section - Limerick War News (journal from the Irish Civil War)
Pedigree sketches from Court of Claims book, compiled by Noel Murphy
Freemen of Limerick from 1836 - 1927, compiled by Noel Murphy
Limerick Births, Deaths and Marriages from the 'Magazine of Magazines', 1751-1761, compiled by Noel Murphy
Pedigree sketches from the 1808 Limerick Tontine Schedule, compiled by Noel Murphy
*New* WW1 Resource: Mapping Limerick's Casualties During World War One
Have a lucky dip into our Local Studies Files - click here for a visit to one of the files!
Contact Limerick City & County Library local studies department : Mike Maguire - firstname.lastname@example.org