Thom's Irish Who's Who/Riordan, Maurice Patrick


RIORDAN, Maurice Patrick, Shipping Agent and Ship Broker: Justice of the Peace; High Sheriff City of Limerick part of 1920, 1921-22; b. Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. A,, 1882; youngest son of Patrick Riordan and Elizabeth O'Shea. Educ.: Christian Brothers and Model Schools, Limerick; m. Josephine M., dau. of Michael Liston, late of Clarina. Associated since boyhood with Irish Industrial revival movement, one of the founders and for many years Hon. Secretary Limerick Industrial Association; Director of Riordan's, Ltd., a company formed to revive in Ireland the twin industries of willow growing and basket making; keenly interested in development of Ireland as a tourist resort, one of the original members of the Irish Tourist Development Association. During Great War served under Minister of Munitions as an Inspector of Munitions. A strong advocate of the urgent, necessity of a combined movement to identify and preserve ancient places of historical interest in Limerick and district. Recns.: handball, walking, tennis. Res.: 62 O'Connell Street, Limerick. Clubs Irish Club, Limerick; Clanwilliam Club, Tipperary.