Now online: Limerick’s struggle for a university

THE Limerick Leader’s well received supplement documenting the long and passionate campaign waged throughout the 1960s for a Limerick university can now be read online as a free e-newspaper.

THE Limerick Leader’s well received supplement documenting the long and passionate campaign waged throughout the 1960s for a Limerick university can now be read online as a free e-newspaper.

The supplement contains much news coverage from the Limerick Leader over the duration of the campaign, along with some fascinating letters to the editor and a huge number of superb photographs which were never published at the time. In fact, most were never even developed from the original negatives.

They depict thousands of Limerick people - including legendary actor Richard Harris - on the streets demanding a university. It eventually came in the shape of NIHE Limerick, which became University of Limerick in 1989.

The Leader’s e-paper facility also allows readers to print off pages and email them to friends and family. The Limerick Leader itself is also available an an e-paper each week through subscription.

To read the 16-page supplement click here.