Margaret Franklin has recently retired from the Limerick County Library Service where she spent many very rewarding years with the library’s local studies service. A native of the parish of Cappamore, Co. Limerick she is a graduate of UCC, UCD and UL where she completed her M.A. in Local History in 2006. As well as 'Tracing your Limerick ancestors' (2003) she has also published 'A bibliography of Limerick city and county' (2005) and 'Our dear departed – the grave memorials of Doon, Co. Limerick' (2012). She has contributed several articles to local Limerick parish journals. Her interests include Limerick publications and Limerick local history. She has recently been appointed to the Board of Limerick Genealogy Research Service.