County Limerick – Choose a Topic

County Limerick – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Limerick’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Limerick people)   Jack Conolly (1916-2013) – Farmer of Glin Paddy Faley (1919-2011) – Poet, Ganger & Farmer of...
The Normans on the Irish Waterways

The Normans on the Irish Waterways

In the late 12th century, the waterways of Ireland became a battleground once again as a new force arrived on Irish shores in pursuit of land and glory, namely the Normans. They came from Normandy. Prior to settling in Normandy, they were Vikings so perhaps think of...
Peter the Great – Ulster Damask & The Beard Tax

Peter the Great – Ulster Damask & The Beard Tax

Peter the Great was the Tsar of Russia from 1682 until his death in 1725.  He is called great because he oversaw the development and expansion of Russia into an 18th century super-power. He was also 6 foot 8 in height which was a happy coincidence. On 9 March 1697,...