018 Election time at O'Connell Monument
During the 1950s and 1960s electioneering in Limerick attracted thousands to the various political rallies. Pictured on this page is Michael Crowe and his Liberal Party, who contested the 1968 by-election after the sudden death of Donogh O’Malley. Donogh’s nephew, Des, took the seat and held it until he retired from politics in 2002.
On Page 19 is a scene from the Presidential Election of 1966 when Eamon de Valera beat Tom O’Higgins by just over 10,000 votes from a total poll of more than a million. The O’Connell Monument was the traditional site for such occasions