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Encyclopedia > Treaty of Limerick

The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite war in Ireland between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange. It concluded the Siege of Limerick. The treaty really consisted of two treaties which were signed on October 3, 1691. Reputedly they were signed on the Treaty Stone, an irregular block of limestone which once served as a mounting block for horses. This stone is now displayed on a pedestal in Limerick city. Because of the treaty, Limerick is sometimes known as the Treaty City. For the context of this war see Jacobitism and Glorious Revolution. ... Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, wearing the Jacobite blue bonnet Jacobitism was (and, to a very limited extent, remains) the political movement dedicated to the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland. ... William III King of England, Scotland and Ireland William III and II (14 November 1650–8 March 1702; also known as William Henry and William of Orange) was Prince of Orange from his birth, King of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scotland from 11... Combatants Jacobite Forces - French and Irish Catholic toops Williamite Forces - English, Scottish Dutch, Danish, Ulster troops Commanders Patrick Sarsfield Godert de Ginkell Strength c 14,000 20,000 men Casualties ~800 killed in action ~low, though likely some deaths from disease Limerick in western Ireland was besieged twice during the... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 5 - French troops under Marshal Louis-Francois de Boufflers besiege the Spanish-held town of Mons March 20 - Leislers Rebellion - New governor arrives in New York - Jacob Leisler surrenders after standoff of several hours March 29 - Siege of Mons ends to the city’s surrender May 6... This article is about the city in Ireland. ...

The Treaty Stone on which the treaty of Limerick was signed

Of the treaty, or treaties one related to military matters, the other with civil affairs. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 96 KB) The Treaty Stone, Limerick. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 96 KB) The Treaty Stone, Limerick. ...


The Military Articles

These articles dealt with the treatment of the disbanded Jacobite army. Under the treaty, Jacobite soldiers had the option to leave for France to continue serving under James II in the Irish Brigade. Some 14,000 Jacobites chose this option and were marched south to Cork where they embarked on ships for France, many of them accompanied by their wives and children. This journey became known as the Flight of the Wild Geese. James II of England/VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) became King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685, and Duke of Normandy on 31 December 1660. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the Williamite war in Ireland with the Jacobites. ...

The Jacobite soldiers also had the option of joining the Williamite army. 1,000 soldiers chose this option.

The Jacobite soldiers thirdly had the option of returning home which some 2,000 soldiers chose.

This Treaty had twenty nine articles, which were agreed upon between Lieutenant-General Ginkle, Commander-in-Chief of the English army, and the Lieutenant-Generals D'usson and de Tesse, Commanders-in-Chief of the Irish army. The articles were signed by D'Usson, Le Chevalier de Tesse, Latour Montfort, Patrick Sarsfield Earl of Lucan, Colonel Nicholas Purcell of Loughmoe, Mark Talbot, Jo Wauchop, Galmoy. Godert de Ginkell, 1st Earl of Athlone or Godart van Ginkel (Utrecht, 1630 – February 11, 1703, Utrecht) was a Dutch general in the service of England. ... Patrick Sarsfield (d. ...

The Civil Articles

These articles protected the rights of the defeated Jacobites who chose to remain in Ireland. Their property was not to be confiscated as long as they swore allegiance to William III, and Catholic noblemen were to be allowed to bear arms.

This Treaty contained thirteen articles which were agreed upon between the Right Honourable Sir Charles Porter, and Thomas Coningsby, Esq., Lords Justices of Ireland, and his Excellency the Baron de Ginkle, Lieutenant General and Commander-in-Chief of the English army, and the Right Honourable Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan, Percy Viscount Galmoy, Colonel Nicholas Purcell of Loughmoe, Colonel Nicholas Cusack, Sir Toby Butler, Colonel Dillon, and Colonel John Brown. The treaty was signed by Charles Porter, Thomas Coningsby, and Baron de Ginkle, and witnessed by Scavenmoer, H. Mackay, and T. Talmash. Patrick Sarsfield (d. ...

The civil articles were not honoured by the victorious Williamite government for long because of the English Parliament opposition. Starting in 1695, a series of harsh penal laws were imposed on the Catholic population of Ireland. Jan. ... The Penal laws in Ireland refers to a series of laws imposed under British rule that sought to discriminate against the majority native Catholic population but also against Protestant dissenters in favour of the established Church of Ireland which recognised the English monarchy as its spiritual head. ...

See also

WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The city of Limerick in south-western Ireland was besieged several times in the 17th century, first during the Irish Confederate Wars of the 1640s and’50s again in the Williamite war in Ireland. ...

External links

  • The Treaty of Limerick, 1691 — full text of the treaty, from the Corpus of Electronic Texts project at University College Cork
  • Limerick City: A bit of History - The Treaty of Limerick
  • BBC History: The Williamite Settlement

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Limerick (1266 words)
Meantime the city of Limerick, alternately ruled by native and Anglo-Norman, was in 1199 taken possession of by de Burgh, who soon ruled with the power of an independent prince.
For nearly twenty years subsequently Limerick had no bishop; and then came the partial toleration under Charles II and the fleeting triumph under James II, followed by the Jacobite war, which, in Ireland, was mainly a war of religion.
The Treaty of Limerick, which ended the war and was supposed to have secured toleration for the Catholics, was soon shamefully broken, and in the eighteenth century Limerick—city and diocese—experienced to the full the horrors of the penal laws.
County Limerick: Information from Answers.com (1489 words)
County Limerick (Contae Luimnigh in Irish) is a county in the province of Munster, located in the mid-west of Ireland with County Clare to the north, County Cork to the south, County Kerry to the west and County Tipperary to the east.
Limerick County Council is the administrative entity for the county, the City of Limerick is a distinct administrative region and entity.
Limerick is widely regarded to be the Irish home of Rugby which is very popular in the county, but is mostly focused around Limerick city, which boasts many of Ireland's most celebrated All-Ireland League teams; Garryowen, Shannon, Old Crescent, Young Munster are among the most prominent.
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