Church to celebrate 200 years in Limerick

AS PART of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Christ Church in Limerick this year, a genealogy day will be held in their O’Connell Street church.

AS PART of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Christ Church in Limerick this year, a genealogy day will be held in their O’Connell Street church.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Methodist Church on its present site in the city, and this year the Presbyterians will have been in Limerick for over 350 years.

Christ Church Limerick became a United Presbyterian and Methodist church over 40 years ago and continues to thrive.

The church is planning to bring together all the available church registers and school roll books for our community on the Saturday, March 16, for people to review.

“Due to the relatively small Protestant community in Limerick, it is understandable that over the centuries there have been significant inter-denomination marriages and community interactions,” explained Tony O’Connell, church secretary. “Consequently, for family history enthusiasts and novices alike, the opportunity to review all these documents together is significant. For the novice genealogist or someone who just wants to find out more about their own family we will have volunteers on hand to assist them to find their family records and help them to commence building their own family tree.”

People are advised to do as much research as possible before attending to get the full value from the day. It is suggested that those interested should find out all the names of their grandparents, any significant dates and where they were from.

For details contact Michael Wheeler mgbwheeler@hotmail.com.