Limerick, Ireland's third most populous city, has a rich and vibrant history stretching back to its foundation by the Vikings. The last two centuries have brought great changes which are uniquely captured in this collection of archive images. Historian Sharon Slater explores the development of the city, showing how it has changed and grown over the years, recalling shops and industries, streets and buildings, societies and clubs and a lost way of life.
Sharon Slater is a historical researcher who runs the website www.limerickslife.com a compendium of facts about county Limerick. She has a masters in Local History from the University of Limerick and regularly gives lectures on the subject. She is the author of The Little Book of Limerick."