Limerick Civic Trust has organized a Treaty of Limerick Celebration with a number of events to mark the 325th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Limerick this October 8.
A walking tour and two lectures will take place on Saturday, October 8, kicking off what Limerick Civic Trust hopes to be an annual commemoration of the signing of the 1691 Treaty.
The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite War in Ireland between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange and concluded the Siege of Limerick.
David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust said: “The signing of the Treaty of Limerick is a significant event in our history. We hope that this inaugural lecture series will initiate an annual commemoration of the signing of the Treaty with a Treaty of Limerick Celebration.”
Led by archaeologist John Elliott, the walking tour will depart St John’s Square at 2pm and follow the circuit of the Williamite forts that besieged the city in 1690 and 1691.
At 5pm, historian Liam Irwin will deliver a lecture in St Mary’s Cathedral on the famous Jacobite soldier Patrick Sarsfield, who led the cavalry attack on the Williamite siege train at Ballyneety in 1690 and defended the city in 1691, later leading the Wild Geese to exile on the continent.
Also in St Mary’s Cathedral, Padraig Lenihan, the historian at NUI Galway, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 6pm on the context of the military campaign of the Williamite sieges of Limerick.
Limerick Civic Trust, which was formed in 1983, is an independent, non-profit making voluntary society. It is mainly supported through donations from local government, industry, business, and individuals. Its mission is to protect and enhance Limerick’s heritage and environment through conservation and preservation, improving civic amenities and education and research.
For further information and bookings please contact Limerick Civic Trust by email or telephone 061 313399.
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