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Michael James O’Rourke V.C.,M.M. (1878-1957)

Born in Limerick, Michael James O’Rourke immigrated to Canada prior to World War I and he served in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Canadian Militia. During a bitter 10-day struggle, from Aug. 15-25, 1917, the Canadian Corps overran Hill 70, a treeless hillock on the north side of the French mining centre of Lens. […]

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From Limerick to Australia: The story of Richard Bourke

Sir Richard Bourke (1777-1855) was a colonel, philanthropist and colonial governor. As a young man, Richard was an accomplished army officer who served across the globe. However, it was the Limerick man’s reformative work on education in Ireland and progressive governorship of the Cape of Good Hope and New South Wales in later life that […]