Fascinating online insight into city’s records

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFascinating online insight into city’s recordsBy admin – July 7, 2011 533 Advertisement Previous article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr KennedyNext articleBye week for Limerick FC admin Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img INVALUABLE information for local historians, researchers and the men and woman interested in researching aspects of Limerick city’s past, is available from the Limerick Archives Department, which has responsibility for the records of the city council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City Archives, which also collect donations of material relating to the city, its people and organisations, including Limerick Chamber, Limerick Harbour Commissioners and Limerick Union Board of Guardians, has now made these collections freely available on www.limerickcity.ie“Each year new collections are added to the website – for instance in 2010 the council’s Health and Welfare records, dispensary records, allotments and turf production records were added, as were a selection of collections from Limerick’s Christian Brothers School and other bodies,” says a spokesperson for City Hall.A fascinating insight into the Quaker community in Limerick was recently made available through the donation of a microfilm copy of the Quaker Papers at a launch in the Quaker Meeting House.The papers contain records of meetings, records of births and marriages and of grievances when their goods were seized in lieu of tithes due to the Established Church.A fascinating series of diaries, documents and photographs of the Limerick man, DCC Mercier, who worked as a mill manager in Ranks Flour Mills from 1922 to 1961, was donated to the archives in October 2010.The papers document Mr Mercier’s working life in one of Limerick’s key industries.A reception to mark the donation was held in City Hall and former Ranks’ workers and their families were invited to attend. Linkedin Email Printlast_img read more

‘You will never walk alone’ FC Basel mocks Liverpool

first_imgSwiss champions FC Basel celebrated their Champions League group-stage progression at Liverpool by taking a cheeky swipe at a host of their recent English victims.The Swiss Super League outfit drew 1-1 at Anfield to take four points from Liverpool in Group B, beat Chelsea twice in last season’s competition and dumped Tottenham out of the 2012-13 Europa League.The hat-trick of successes over three of England’s biggest club’s prompted a witty Instagram post  containing cartoon caricatures of a player from each of the London clubs carrying away a dizzied Liverpool counterpart.The sketched characters console the Liverpool player with the Anfield club’s slogan “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, but the witty jibe was met with some prickled responses on social media.Unrelenting in enjoying another famous success on English soil, Basel followed up with an image of players, including former Liverpool man Philipp Degen, celebrating wildly in the Anfield away dressing room.The 17-time Swiss champions last made the knockout stages in 2012 but failed to escape the group stages last year and will now eagerly await Monday’s draw.last_img read more