Here at I Love Limerick we are proud to present the third episode of our new web series that delves into the fascinating history of Limerick and its people. ‘Rediscovering Limerick’ is collaboration between Limerick’s Life and I Love Limerick that will help you uncover the many tales that truly define Limerick as a city and this week, Limerick historian Sharon Slater takes a look at the life of the Pery Family. In the early 17th century Edmond Pery of Exeter met and married the only daughter of Stephen Sexton, who was the owner of the South Prior area of Limerick. This would leave Edmond in line for inheriting this extensive tract of land. When Edmond died this land passed to his son Edward and then his grandson Stackpoole. In this video we pay close attention to three of Stackpoole Pery’s children: Edmond Sexton, William Cecil, and Lucy, each of whom left an imprint on Limerick that can still be seen today.
Rediscovering Limerick is researched, written and presented by Sharon Slater of Limerick’s Life.