A wonderful ballad reflecting the Fall of Limerick Reproduced here with my thanks to the composer Mike Feerick. An Extract from an email to Roy: You might find of interest the “Ireland Reaching Out” programme – www.irelandxo.com which I started 10 years ago as a hobby to reunify the Irish Diaspora. We have 150,000 members today and growing. All the best – and thanks again for your kind note. I live just a few miles from Aughrim and never fail to think of the many men who tragically died there in 1691 (at the Fall of Limerick). It took me five years to write that song – so always pleased to hear someone likes it! 😊 Mike
The Treaty Stone is a rough-hewn limestone block raised on a pedestal standing across the river Shannon from King John's Castle in Limerick City. Traditionally it is said that it was on this rock that the Treaty of Limerick was signed in the sight of both armies at the Clare end of Thomond Bridge on the 3rd of October 1691.
The treaty marked the surrender of the city to the army of William of Orange. Under the terms, a promise was made to respect Catholicism, but the treaty was rejected by the English and Irish Parliaments and its terms were ignored. Thus Limerick became known as The City of the Broken Treaty.
The stone rests on a pedestal that was erected in May 1865 by John Rickard Tinslay, mayor of the city. The pedestal is decorated with an image of the castle,which can be seen on the opposite side of the River Shannon, which is surmounted by a dome and cross, signifying that Limerick was a cathedral city.
The siege of Limerick 1961 was also a turning point for twenty-eight members of the de Lacy family. The story of the rearguard fighting nearby to Limerick by General Pierce de Lacy and his subsequent death at the closing of the gates of Limerick. That the anguished cries, from the Irish troops on the castle walls, contained the voices of 27 members of the de Lacy family.
The book 'de Lacy Chronicles' recounts General Pierce and his support of the Irish Campaign against the armies of William of Orange.
For more in-depth studies of 'The Siege of Limerick,' I recommend to you the Blog site 'Never Felt Better' which can be reached by tapping or clicking any of the above pictures of the principal leaders from each side of the conflict.
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