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A North American observer of our Limerick Exiles Association website has made contact in search of information on the history of Limerick.
1064 Sq. Miles. Limerick County was established in the year 1210 and is situated in the Province of Munster. Populated from a very early age, evidence shows inhabitation in the Lough Gur area was as early as 3,000 B.C. Outside influences continued with the Celts at about 400 B.C; the Vikings at about 850 and establishing a colony in the Shannon estuary in 922, continuing with the Norman invasion. The Normans were profile builders of Castles, the ruins of most can still be seen today. The Fitzgeralds, Earls of Desmond became the most significant rulers in the County. Eamon De Valera (1882 – 1975) spent most of his youth at Bruree.
Most numerous names: Ryan, O’Brien, Fitzgerald,Sullivan, Hayes, Walsh, Collins, O’Connell, Moloney, O’Connor, Lynch, McNamara, O’Donnell and Ahern.
“DOWN MEMORY LANE”
A new and exciting book by Limerick author Mary A. Moloney.
Modestly priced at £15stg.
Visit the authors website at www.marymoloney.ie
“NOT WHILE I HAVE AMMO”
BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN CONNIE MACKEY BY HIS GRANDSON JIM CORBETT.
THIS PUBLICATION IS A MUST FOR LIMERICK NATIVES AT HOME AND ABROAD.
For further information on the availability of this much in demand book log on to www.conniemackey.com