Postcards of Limerick

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  • Aspects of Limerick

The Changing Landscape

We usually associate postcards with greetings from friends on holiday abroad. However, postcards from the past to the present day can tell us much about our home place.

The postcards shown here are from the Limerick Studies collection and illustrate how information can be learned about the past from old images.

The first postcard is a view of a cottage in Adare, Co. Limerick, from the 1940s.

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Adare Manor

Building on Adare Manor begun in 1832 to replace the old manor house. At the time this Irish Tourist Association photo was taken in the 1940s, Adare Manor was the still the ancestral home of the Earls of Dunraven. It continued as such until it was sold by the Dunraven family in the early 1980s. It is now a luxury hotel resort.

Limerick County Library.

to view an image of the Adare Manor from the same time.