The A-z of Curious County Limerick: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics

by Sharon Slater


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Genre:Galway and the West of Ireland / Irish Interest



Limerick’s history stretches back over 1,000 years. It is famed for pigs and poetry, but only the surface of the history has been scratched. This book looks at the forgotten past such as the story of the deer that ran amok through the streets of Limerick City and the man who was sentenced to work in a bog. These are the stories that were passed down through families but never made it into print. Each letter of the alphabet leads to another tale from animals and their amazing antics to the Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ which brought international fame to the area. AUTHOR: Sharon Slater has an MA in Local History from the University of Limerick. She was awarded the National Heritage Hero Award 2017 by the National Heritage Council and she has received a Mayoral Reception and a Person of the Month Award for her work in developing the history and heritage of Limerick City. Her history website Limerick’s Life has received national recognition, earning a bronze medal in the Ireland Blog Awards for several years running. She has worked closely with branches of Limerick Council in developing history and heritage, exhibitions, conferences and tours. 40 b/w illustrations

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm