Eden Lodge 73
the Masonic Centre,
Castle Street, King's Island, Limerick
on the 1st. Friday of every Month
except June, July & August.
Eden Lodge was originally warranted
as No. 271 in 1756
and exchanged for No. 73 in 1843.
Lodge achieved everlasting fame in the sending of letters of thanks to
Capt Louis Mariencourt* for his outstanding Masonic behaviour in the
field of battle.
The original victim in this story was Capt Joseph Webb,
whose schooner "The United Sisters" of Poole was captured by "Le Furet" captained by Louis Mariencourt. As this action was
taking place a sloop "The Three Friends" of Youghal came on the scene and was quickly captured
its captain Bro James Campbell of Antient Union No 13 came on board,
he was instantly recognised by Capt Mariencourt as a Brother Mason, and
his ship was returned to him. After some further negotiation Bro
Mariencourt also agreed to release Capt Webb on receipt of a signed
undertaking to seek the release of a Bro Joseph Gantier, a French
sailor then being held on a prison ship "The Crown Prince"
at Chatham, and if he failed to do so within a year,
Capt Webb should make his own way to France and surrender his parole
to the French military. For more information on this story please
This Silver Maul
(shown here) was used by the
Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of North Munster, Michael Furnell in
Provincial Grand Lodge from 1842 until he presented it to Eden Lodge
No.73 on November 30, 1863. The handle bears the seal of the
Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster on the end.
Mariencourt, Marincourt or
Marencourt, opinions differ as to the spelling but as the engraving
on the Cup is Mariencourt, that is what is used here.
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