Heritage & History

Heritage & History

Limerick is a small township in Hastings County. It is located 80 kilometres north of Belleville between Madoc and Bancroft. The Township is bordered by the Town of Bancroft, Township of Wollaston and the Township of Tudor and Cashel. The Township is heavily forested, the main industry being forestry and logging.

The Township of Limerick is a picturesque municipality with a park-like atmosphere, thanks to its many lakes and undulating terrain. Located in the County of Hastings, 80 kilometres north of Belleville between Madoc and Bancroft, this area is home to a lively and laid-back community that hosts a wide range of events and activities throughout the year.

The clear waters of the lakes make for beautiful sunsets, boat rides, swims, and fishing. You can enjoy canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, cycling, and snowmobiling.

Limerick Township has a permanent population of 346, with 1000 seasonal residents forming the rest of our community. We attract many visitors throughout the four seasons who come to enjoy our vast network of lakes and rivers.

History of the Township of Limerick from 1888 – 1954 (created in 1954)
Written by; Mrs. Thos. A. Ham (Ida Ham) Limerick Township, Ontario

Ida Ham was born in Limerick Township, Hastings County, Ontario, on 23 October 1877, the child of Charles Baragar and Emily (Lake). She married Thomas Anthony Ham on 29 June 1898 and the couple had six children. Ida was a member of the St. Ola United Church. She died on 25 June 1977.
History of Limerick Township Since 1888 to 1954 (PDF)