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20/8/13 <br />
The first in a series of projects aimed at documenting the social history of Limerick through one of the country’s largest cemeteries has been completed.<br />
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Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin officially launched an online, searchable database of 70,000 people buried at Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery.<br />
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At the event are from left: Emma Gilleece, Caherdavin, Sharon Slater, Limericks Life and Elizabeth O'Connor, Rosxboro.<br />
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Staff from Limerick City Archives in conjunction with the History Department of Mary Immaculate College of Education, have spent two years manually transcribing thousands of handwritten records of those buried at Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery between 1855 and 2008. The records include the name, age, address and grave location of those buried in the 164-year-old cemetery.<br />
Pic Sean Curtin.