Treaty of Limerick Celebration

Limerick Civic Trust has organised a number of events to mark the 325th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Limerick. A walking tour and two lectures will take place on Saturday 8th October, 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.”

Led by archaeologist John Elliott, a 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 in the continent.

Also in St Mary’s Cathedral, Padraig Lenihan, historian at NUI Galway, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 6pm on the context of the military campaign of the Williamite sieges of Limerick.

Further information and bookings please contact Limerick Civic Trust on 061 313399 or email

Event Details:

2pm – 4pm    Walking Tour from St John’s Square
5pm – 6pm    Lecture by Liam Irwin, St Mary’s Cathedral
6pm – 7pm    Lecture by Padraig Lenihan, St Mary’s Cathedral