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Baal's Bridge Square

The Baal's Bridge Square

The Baal’s Bridge Square is one of the oldest known Masonic relics. It was discovered in 1830 when excavating the foundations of Baal’s Bridge which leads to the medieval Limerick City.
The square carries the following inscription and date:

I WILL STRIUE TO LIUE WITH LOUE AND CARE

UPON THE LEUEL BY THE SQUARE

1507

 

Its existence shows that: “Freemasonry was established in Ireland in the early part of the Sixteenth Century…”

[The Pocket History of Freemasonry, 
by Fred L. Pick and Norman Knight]

 

 


A limited edition of 500 replicas in “distressed” silver, hall marked and numbered, will be struck from a mould taken from the original and they will come in a presentation box accompanied by a certificate of provenance together with a history of the artefact.

 

The replicas are being made to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the founding of the Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster in 1842, and will be available in November 2001. The proceeds will go towards the new Masonic and Community Centre under construction near King John’s Castle in the old City overlooking the River Shannon and not far from where the Square was originally discovered in 1830.

 

The cost is €uro 195.00 including postage and packing,

or IR£155.00 including postage and packing.

 

 


   

To order an authenticated replica of this unique Masonic artefact, complete the Order Form and send it to: -

 

The Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster, 
P.O.BOX 64, 97 O’Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland.


E-mail Grand Lodge at office@freemason.ie

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