The journal has an article by Tom Toomey on the Limerick team that won the 1918 All-Ireland and the editor Tom Donovan has one on the Limerick association with sliotars and hurling balls. Paul Anglim deals with the decline of GAA in Thomondgate and the demise of the Treaty Sarsfield club. A statue of Mick Mackey, another Limerick hurling hero, adorns the front cover. Apart from GAA there are a wide variety of other articles in the 2018 journal. John Curtin deals with the gruesome story of the export of human bodies from Limerick in the 1820s. Des Ryan treats the Armistice in Limerick and the sinking of the RMS Leinster in 1918. The story of some Ballylanders Evictions is relayed by Tim O’Connell and William O’Neill conveys the difficulty Mayor Condell had in ensuring President J F Kennedy visited Limerick. The story of housing and the old age pension, in realtion to the people of Thomongate, is studied by Clem Cusack. Sean Gannon details the story of Limerick men who served in the Palestinian Police and Liam Hogan gives an account of Margaret Hinchey and her struggles as a labour leader and suffragette in the early twentieth century. Miriam Lohan gives an intriguing story of an enduring friendship between two men commemorated on a plaque in St. Munchin’s C of I church. John Carroll gives his very interesting biographical listing of the curates of St Mary’s RC parish. A detailed history of theatre in Limerick is unfurled by Gavin Dillon and Michael Kirwan relates the tragic tale of the drowning of Seaman Michael McLoughlin.
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