Ref NoP133/2
TitleThe O'Mara Family Papers
DescriptionFiles of corresondence, photographs and other material related to the O'Mara Family, Strand House, Limerick. The O'Mara's are a branch of the Rynne family and were a prominant family in Limerick and national politics and business, running companies such as the O'Mara Bacon company in Limerick. Stephen O'Mara Snr (Mayor of Limerick and supportor of Parnell), was grandfather of Michael and Mary Rynne. There is a large file of correspondence from and to Stephen O'Mara Snr , including ,manuscript letters from William Gladstone and Charles Stewart Parnell.. Other O'Mara family members documented include Joseph O'Mara, a famous opera singer, Phons O'Meara, Mayor of Limerick in 1909, Connie O'Mara, James O'Mara, Patrick 'Paddy' O'Mara, S.J., and others.
Note: There are inconsistancies between those writing to the family on the spelling of 'O'Mara'. For consistancy, the catalogue uses the form 'O'Mara' rather than 'O'Meara' throughout. This is the form favoured by the family.
Date1890s - 1950s
Extent2 boxes
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