Limerick City Archives
Limerick City Archives provides for the collection and preservation of archives relating to Limerick City and makes archives available to the public.
|Contact:||Jacqui Hayes, Archivist|
|Opening Hours:||By appointment|
About Us: Limerick City Archives provides for the collection and preservation of archives relating to Limerick City and makes archives available to the public. Archives are the raw material of history and the archives service is committed to preserving and documenting the past to ensure that the history of the city is accessible to its citizens.
Collections: Limerick City Archives has a large collection of material relating to its parent body - Limerick City Council and it has also collected archive material relating to older administrations including Limerick Union, Limerick Rural District Council, private papers and collections relating to the commercial and cultural aspects of life in Limerick City.
Digital Archive Collections: Limerick City Council is the first local authority in Ireland to make archive collections available online. The digitised collections are freely available to the public to promote research into the history of Limerick City via a virtual archive.
The donation of the Mercier Papers to the Limerick City Archives in 2010 allowed the Ranks Mills and its employees to be investigated in an unprecedented manner. Furthermore an Oral History Project was organised involving a series of interviews to record the experiences of those employed by Ranks. This work is intended to be more than a history of an important industry. Thanks to the Mercier Records and the Oral History Project it has been possible to write a history of everyday life and work in Limerick and to throw a light on our shared past- a past that has shaped our present. Check out the exhibition entitled 'Ranks: A Community Story' starting 13th Mar 2012 (Tue) until 31st May 2012 (Thu) at 17:00 on culturefox.
|Address:||City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick|