Ball's Bridge Square.

The Ball's Bridge Square

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

I WILL STRIVE TO LIVE WITH LOVE AND CARE

UPON THE LEVEL 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]

 

 

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

 

The replicas commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the founding of the Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster in 1842. 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.

 

 

   

To order an authenticated replica of this unique Masonic artefact, contact:

The Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster
North Munster Masonic Centre
Castle Street
King's Island
Limerick
Ireland