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'''County Limerick'''(Irish: '''Contae Luimnigh''') is a county in [[Ireland]]. It is located in the province of [[Munster]]. The administrative headquarters are in the city of Limerick.  
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'''County Limerick''' (Irish: '''Contae Luimnigh''') is a county in [[Ireland]]. It is located in the province of [[Munster]]. The administrative headquarters are in the city of Limerick.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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County Limerick (Irish: Contae Luimnigh) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The administrative headquarters are in the city of Limerick.

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History

The name Limerick is derived from the Irish name Luimneach meaning ‘bare ground’. Its greatest length is 50 miles from the boundary at Galtmore to near Abbeyfeale and has an area of about 1030 square miles.

The Celts came to this area in 400 BC. Later in the fifth century, several Christian monasteries were established. The Vikings took control of Limerick City in the mid-ninth century followed by the Normans in the twelfth century.  Limerick was formerly established in 1210.  A large rebellion in the sixteenth century.  To make the County more English, settlers came Limerick in 1598 as part of the Plantation of Munster, which wasn’t very successful.  German settlers were brought to Limerick in 1709 from the Rhine Palatinate. 

A local potato famine in 1820 followed by the great famine in 1845-47, had a terrible impact.  In 1821, the population was 277,477.  It increased to 330,029 in 1841, but began to decrease thereafter.  In 1851, it was 262,132 and was only 143,000 in 1911.  In 2006, the population was 184,055.  Limerick is predominately Roman Catholic.  In 1861, 96.4% of the population were Roman Catholic with 3.3% of the Church of Ireland, 0.10% Presbyterians and 0.2% Methodists.  There were small variations over the years, but it remain fairly constant.  In 1911, 97.08% were Roman Catholic with 2.44% Church of Ireland, 0.13% Presbyterians and 0.2% Methodists.

General County Research Information

  • Further information about County Limerick is available at the GenUKI Limerick site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

  • A map of the Civil Parishes of County Limerick is available at Irish Times site.
  • A map of the Catholic Parishes of West County Limerick is available at Irish Times site.
  • A map of the Catholic Parishes of East County Limerick is available at Irish Times site. 

Civil Parish - Church of Ireland

Barony Poor Law Union Catholic Parish[1] Catholic Diocese[1]
Abbeyfeale Glenquin Newcastle Abbeyfeale Limerick
Abington Clanwilliam Limerick Murroe and Boher
Emly
Abington Owneybeg Limerick
Adare Connello Upper Rathkeale
Adare


Limerick

Adare Coshma Croom
Adare Kenry Croom
Adare Kenry Rathkeale
Aglishcormick Clanwilliam Limerick Kilteely and Dromkeen
Emly
Aglishcormick Coonagh Tipperary
Anhid Coshma Croom Croom Limerick
Ardagh Glenquin Newcastle Ardagh Limerick
Ardagh Shanid Newcastle
Ardagh Shanid Rathkeale
Ardcanny Kenry Rathkeale Kildimo and Chapel Russell Limerick
Ardpatrick Coshlea Kilmallock Ardpatrick Limerick
Askeaton Connello Lower Rathkeale Askeaton Limerick
Athlacca Coshlea Kilmallock Dromin and Athlacca


Limerick
Athlacca Coshma Croom
Athlacca Coshma Kilmallock
Athneasy Coshlea Kilmallock Bulgaden
Limerick
Athneasy Smallcounty Kilmallock
Ballinard Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Ballingaddy Coshlea Kilmallock Kilmallock Limerick
Ballingarry Connello Upper Croom Ballingarry;
Knocklong and Glenbrohane
Limerick
Emly
Ballingarry Connello Upper Newcastle
Ballingarry Coshlea Kilmallock
Ballinlough Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Ballybrood Clanwilliam Limerick Caherconlish Emly
Ballycahane Pubblebrien Croom Fedamore
Limerick
Ballycahane Smallcounty Croom
Ballylanders Coshlea Mitchelstown Ballylanders Emly
Ballynaclogh Coonagh Tipperary Pallasgreen Emly
Ballynamona Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Ballyscaddan Coshlea Kilmallock Emly
Emly
Ballyscaddan Coshma Kilmallock
Bruree Connello Upper Kilmallock Rockhill
Limerick
Bruree Coshma Kilmallock
Caheravally Clanwilliam Limerick Donaghmore and Knockea Limerick
Caherconlish Clanwilliam Limerick Catherclonlish Emly
Cahercorney Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and HHerberstown Emly
Caherelly Clanwilliam Limerick Ballybricken Emly
Cahernarry Clanwilliam Limerick Donaghmore and Knockea Limerick
Cappagh Connello Lower Rathkeale Cappagh Limerick
Carrigparson Clanwilliam Limerick part Caherconlish; part Ballybricken Emly
Castletown Coonagh Tipperary Doon and Castletown; part of Cappamore Cashel
Chapelrussell Kenry Rathkeale Kildimo and Chapel Russell Limerick
Clonagh Connello Lower Glin Kilcolman and Coolcappa Limerick
Clonagh Connello Lower Rathkeale
Cloncagh Connello Upper Newcastle Knockaderry and Cloncagh Limerick
Cloncrew Connello Upper Newcastle Drumcolliher and Broadford Limerick
Clonelty Glenquin Newcastle Knockaderry and Cloncagh Limerick
Clonelty Glenquin Rathkeale
Clonkeen Clanwilliam Limerick Murroe and Boher Emly
Clonshire Connello Lower Rathkeale Adare Limerick
Colmanswell Connello Upper Kilmallock Ballyagran and Colmanswell Limerick
Corcomohide Connello Upper Croom Ballyagran and Colmanswell Limerick
Corcomohide Connello Upper Kilmallock
Crecora Pubblebrien Croom Mungret and Crecora Limerick
Crecora Pubblebrien Limerick
Croagh Connello Lower Rathkeale Croagh and Kilfinny Limerick
Croom Connello Upper Croom Croom Limerick
Croom Coshma Croom
Croom Pubblebrien Croom
Croom Pubblebrien Limerick
Darragh Coshlea Kilmallock Glenroe and Ballyorgan Limerick
Derrygalvin Clanwilliam Limerick St. Patrick's Limerick
Donaghmore Clanwilliam Limerick Donaghmore and Knockea Limerick
Doon Coonagh Limerick Doon and Castletown; part of Cappamore Emly
Doon Coonagh Tipperary
Doon Owneybeg Limerick
Doondonnell Connello Lower Rathkeale Coolcappa Limerick
Drehidtarsna Connello Upper Rathkeale Adare Limerick
Drehidtarsna Coshma Croom
Drehidtarsna Coshma Rathkeale
Dromcolliher Connello Upper Newcastle Drumcolliher and Broadford Limerick
Dromin Coshma Kilmallock Dromin and Athlacca Limerick
Dromkeen Clanwilliam Limerick part Kiteely; part Pallasgreen Emly
Dunmoylan Shanid Glin Coolcappa Limerick
Dunmoylan Shanid Newcastle
Dunmoylan Shanid Rathkeale
Dysert Coshma Croom Croom Limerick
Effin Coshlea Kilmallock Effin and Garrendeck Limerick
Effin Coshma Kilmallock
Emlygrennan Coshlea Kilmallock Ballinvana Limerick
Fedamore Clanwilliam Limerick Fedamore Limerick
Fedamore Smallcounty Croom
Fedamore Smallcounty Limerick
Galbally Coshlea Mitchelstown Galbaly and Aherhon Emly
Glenogra Smallcounty Croom part Dromin; part Bruff Limerick
Grange Glenquin Newcastle Bruff Limerick
Grean Clanwilliam Limerick Pallasgreen Emly
Grean Clanwilliam Tipperary
Grean Coonagh Limerick
Grean Coonagh Tipperary
Hackmys Coshma Kilmallock Charleville Limerick
Hospital Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Inch St. Lawrence Clanwilliam Limerick Caherconlish Emly
Iveruss Kenry Rathkeale Askeaton Limerick
Kilbeheny Coshlea Mitchelstown Kilbehenny; part Mitchelstown Emly
Kilbolane Connello Upper Newcastle Freemount Cloyne
Kilbradran Connello Lower Rathkeale Coolcappa Limerick
Kilbradran Shanid Glin
Kilbradran Shanid Rathkeale
Kilbreedy Major Coshlea Kilmallock Bulgaden and Ballinvana Limerick
Kilbreedy Major Smallcounty Kilmallock
Kilbreedy Minor Coshma Kilmallock
Kilcolman Shanid Glin Kilcolman and Coolcappa Limerick
Kilcolman Shanid Newcastle
Kilcorcoran Kenry Rathkeale Kilcornan Limerick
Kilcornan Kenry Rathkeale Kilcornan Limerick
Kilcullane Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Kildimo Kenry Croom Kildimo and Chapel Russell Limerick
Kildimo Kenry Rathkeale
Kilfergus Shanid Glin Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Kilfinnane Coshlea Kilmallock Kilfinane Limerick
Kilfinny Connello Upper Croom Croagh and Kilfinny Limerick
Kilfinny Connello Upper Rathkeale
Kilflyn Coshlea Kilmallock Glenroe and Ballyorgan Limerick
Kilfrush Smallcounty Kilmallock Hospital and Herberstown Limerick
Kilkeedy Pubblebrien Limerick Patrickswell Limerick
Killagholehane Glenquin Newcastle Drumcolliher and Broadford Limerick
Killeedy Glenquin Kanturk Patrickswell Limerick
Killeedy Glenquin Newcastle
Killeedy Pubblebrien Limerick
Killeely Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick Tournafulla; part of Newcastle Limerick
Killeely Pubblebrien Limerick
Killeely Pubblebrien and Muni. Borough Limerick
Killeenagarriff Clanwilliam Limerick Fedamore Limerick
Killeenoghty Coshma Croom Mungret and Crecora Limerick
Killeenoghty Pubblebrien Croom
Killonahan Coshma Croom Mungret and Crecora Limerick
Killonahan Pubblebrien Croom
Killonahan Pubblebrien Limerick
Kilmeedy Connello Upper Croom Feenagh and Kilmeedy Limerick
Kilmeedy Connello Upper Newcastle
Kilmoylan Shanid Glin Shanagolden and Foynes Limerick
Kilmoylan Shanid Rathkeale
Kilmurry Clanwilliam Limerick St. Patrick's Limerick
Kilpeacon Pubblebrien Croom Fedamore Limerick
Kilpeacon Smallcounty Croom
Kilquane Coshlea Kilmallock Kilmallock Limerick
Kilscannell Connello Lower Rathkeale part Ardagh; part Rathkeale Limerick
Kilteely Coonagh Kilmallock Kilteely and Dromkeen Emly
Kilteely Coonagh Tipperary
Kilteely Smallcounty Kilmallock
Knockainy Smallcounty Kilmallock Knockainy and Patrickswell Emly
Knocklong Coshlea Kilmallock Knocklong and Glenbrohane Emly
Knocknagaul Pubblebrien Limerick Mungret and Crecora Limerick
Limerick City Limerick City Limerick
Limerick St John's Limerick City Limerick St. John's Limerick
Limerick St Lawrence's Limerick City Limerick St. John's Limerick
Limerick St Mary's Limerick City Limerick St. Mary's; part of St. Munchin Limerick
Limerick St Michael's Limerick City Limerick St. Michael's; part of St. John's Limerick
Limerick St Munchin's Limerick City Limerick St. Munchin; St. Mary's Limerick
Limerick St Nicholas Limerick City Limerick St. Mary's; part of St. Munchin Limerick
Limerick St Patrick's Limerick City Limerick St. Patrick's Limerick
Lismakeery Connello Lower Rathkeale Askeaton Limerick
Lismakeery Connello Lower Roscrea
Loghill Shanid Glin Loughill and Ballyhahill Limerick
Ludden Clanwilliam Limerick Ballybricken Emly
Mahoonagh Glenquin Newcastle Mahoonagh Limerick
Monagay Glenquin Newcastle Monagea and Templeglantine Limerick
Monasteranenagh Coshma Croom Manister Limerick
Monasteranenagh Pubblebrien Croom
Monasteranenagh Smallcounty Croom
Monasteranenagh Smallcounty Kilmallock
Morgans Connello Lower Rathkeale Shanagolden and Foynes Limerick
Mungret Pubblebrien Limerick Mungret and Crecora Limerick
Nantinan Connello Lower Rathkeale Cappagh Limerick
Nantinan Connello Lower Rathkeale
Nantinan Connello Upper Rathkeale
Nantinan Shanid Glin
Newcastle Glenquin Newcastle Newcastle West Limerick
Newcastle Shanid Newcastle
Oola Coonagh Tipperary Oola and Solohead Emly
Particles Coshlea Kilmallock Kilfinane Limerick
Rathjordan Clanwilliam Limerick Hospital and Herberstown Emly
Rathkeale Connello Lower Croom Rathkeale Limerick
Rathkeale Connello Lower Rathkeale
Rathkeale Connello Lower Rathkeale
Rathkeale Connello Upper Rathkeale
Rathronan Shanid Glin Athea; part Ardagh; Cratloe Limerick
Rathronan Shanid Newcastle
Rathronan Shanid Rathkeale
Robertstown Shanid Glin Shanagolden and Foynes Limerick
Robertstown Shanid Rathkeale
Rochestown Clanwilliam Limerick Ballybricken Emly
Shanagolden Shanid Glin Shanagolden and Foynes Limerick
Shanagolden Shanid Rathkeale
St. John's Clanwilliam and Muni. Borough Limerick St. John's Limerick
St. John's Limerick City Limerick
St. John's Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Laurence's Clanwilliam and Muni. Borough Limerick St. John's Limerick
St. Lawrence's Clanwilliam Limerick St. John's Limerick
St. Lawrence's Limerick City Limerick
St. Mary's Borough of Limerick Limerick St. Mary's; also part St. Munchin's Limerick
St. Mary's Limerick
St. Mary's Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Michael's Limerick City Limerick St. Michael; part of St. John's Limerick
St. Michael's Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Michael's Pubblebrien Limerick
St. Munchin's Limerick City Limerick St. Munchin; St. Mary's Limerick
St. Munchin's Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Munchin's Pubblebrien Limerick
St. Munchin's Pubblebrien and Muni. Borough Limerick
St. Nicholas Clanwilliam Limerick St. Mary's; part of St. Munchin Limerick
St. Nicholas Clanwilliam and Muni. Borough Limerick
St. Nicholas Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Nicholas Pubblebrien and Muni. Borough Limerick
St. Nicholas' Limerick City Limerick
St. Patrick's Clanwilliam Limerick St. Patrick's Limerick
St. Patrick's Clanwilliam and Muni. Borough Limerick
St. Patrick's Limerick City Limerick
St. Patrick's Limerick, Muni. Borough of Limerick
St. Peter's & St. Paul's Kilmallock Kilmallock Kilmallock Limerick
Stradbally Clanwilliam Limerick Castleconnell Killaloe
Tankardstown Coshma Kilmallock Kilmallock Limerick
Templebredon Coonagh Tipperary Pallasgreen Emly
Tomdeely Connello Lower Rathkeale Askeaton Limerick
Tullabracky Coshma Croom Bruff Limerick
Tullabracky Coshma Kilmallock
Tullabracky Smallcounty Croom
Tuogh Owneybeg Limerick Cappamore Emly
Tuoghcluggin Coonagh Tipperary part Pallasgreen Emly
Uregare Coshma Kilmallock part Dromlin; part Bruff Limerick
Uregare Smallcounty Kilmallock

Emigration

  • Dr. S. C. O'Mahoney. Emigration From the Limerick Workhouse, 1848-1860. This article gives an explanation of the Emigration process and the different schemes used to remove people from the workhouse, they were sent to Australia, Canada and New York. Names and means of the emigration are given. Covers years 1848-1860. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIV. no. 2, 1982, pages 83-94. Family History Library Ref 941.5 B2i.

Genealogy

  • De Breffny, Brian. The Family of Odell or O'Dell.  Article is Genealogy of Odell Family including pictures of Thomas Bernard O'Dell with  daughter Florence Barbara b. 1885.  Thomas Odell 1822-1891.  Charles O'Dell 1864-1935, It includes those who went to India, U.S.A. West Indies, Canada.  Covers the various branches of Odell of the foloowing places - Ballyhahill & Odellville, Ogonelloe, Co. Clare, O'Dell of Moyanna, Co. Leix,  O'Dell of Listowel, Co. Kerry, O'Dell of Mahoonagn, and Mondellihy, Co. Limerick. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.1.no.2. 1969 pages 114-144, also The Family of Odell or O'Dell Supplement. covers  1617 - 1953, in Ireland, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. pages 41-48, The Irish Ancestory VolIII, no. 1. 1971 Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
  • De Breffny, Brian. Monckton of Co. Limerick.  Genealogy of Nicholas Monckton of Limerick Market, Limerick including pictures.  Covers years 1580-1918. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. IV, no. 1. 1972, pages 15-20. Family History Library Ref.941.5 B2i
  • contributed by Cantwell, Brian J.  The Family Bible of John Ganley of William Street, Limerick.  Genealogy of John Ganley and wife Bridget Molloy.  Also transcription of Ganley headstone in St. Lawrence's Cemetery. Limerick, covering years 1817-1943, article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI.no.2.1979, pages 84-85, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11.
  • Elliott, Bruce S.  The Hopper Family.  Arthur Hopper married Elinor Hart in 1754. They had at least 4 children. Arthur married 2nd Sarah Wilson, who in turn had 3 children.  This article describes their descendants, some of who emigrated to Canada, Montreal. Article covers 1754-1980, in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIV. no.2. 1982. pages 59-73, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
  • VIGNE, Randolph.  A Daughter's Recollections of the Langfords of Kilcosgriff, Co. Limerick.  The posterity of John Coplen and Susannah Langford, mostly name, a few dates.  Portraits of Henrietta Sarah Coplen-Langford 1830-1925, Rev. Richard Coplen-Langford 1790-1856, Henrietta Coplen-Langford 1830-1925, Michael Fitzgerald 1827-1886, William Coplen-Langford 1796, and Cooper Crawford Langford in silohuette are given. covering 1745-1959. The Irish Ancestor, Vol. XVII. no.1. 1985 pages 18-23. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

Maps

Probates

  • Abstract of Wills. List of heirs of Symon White of Knockcentry 1704, Co. Limerick. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.V. no. 1. 1973, pages 53-61, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v.5-6. Also list of heirs of Patrick Oliver ARTHUR, of Limerick City, dated 19 Feb. 1652, and Abraham VANHOEGAERDY of Limerick dated 20 Sept. 1665,  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VIII,no.1, 1976, page 48, and page 52, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.7-8. also Abstract of Wills for Beatly, Brock, Geoghegan, Gordon, Kirwin, O'Neil, Phaire, Rakestrow, Sarsfield, Slator, Weekes and Wofe written and proved in various counties. Covers years 1686-1837.  The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII no. 1. 1981 pages 63-72.Family History Ref 941.5 B2i vXIII no 1.

Occupations

  • Bennett, Douglas, with biographical notes by Ffolliott, Rosemary.  The Silvermakers of Limerick. Description of silvermakers along with biographical notes of each person, covering years 1693-1878, article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. X. no. 2. 1978. pages 99-107, Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B23i vol. 10-11.
  • Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Game Licences in Co. Limerick 1802-1821, List of persons and addresses who purchased Licences to kill game.  List has come from the Limerick Chronicle.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVI, no.2. 1984 pages 98-106.

Voters

  • Contributed by Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Gentlemen of the Counties Clare and Limerick Who Were in Favour of the Union in 1799.  The Ennis Chronicle posted two lists of gentlemen in favour of the Union from Co. Clare and Limerick in autumn 1799.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIV. no.1. 1982, pages 30-35. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r