The following is a list of Honorary Freemen of Limerick, the date they were admitted and Mayor in office at the time they were admitted.

Some of the Mayors honoured more people than others, with 
Alphonsus M. O’Mara topping the list with a six honours. While John Daly, honoured his personal friends and family.

  • January 1, 1877 – Isaac Butt (1813-1879), M.P. for Limerick – Mayor James Spaight
  • January 1, 1877 – Richard O’Shaughnessy (1842-1918), M.P. for Limerick – Mayor James Spaight
  • July 14, 1880 – Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891), M.P. for Cork – Mayor Michael O’Gorman
  • April 14, 1884 – Michael Davitt (1846-1906), founder of the Irish Land League – Mayor Maurice Lenihan
  • April 14, 1884 – Edward Dwyer Gray (1845-1888), M.P. for Carlow – Mayor Maurice Lenihan
  • April 14, 1884 – Charles Dawson (1842-1917) , M.P. for Carlow – Mayor Maurice Lenihan
  • October 4, 1886 – William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) Prime Minister of United Kingdom – Mayor Stephen O’Mara
  • June 13, 1887 – William O’Brien (1852-1928), M.P. for Cork – Mayor Francis O’Keeffe
  • February 3, 1888 – John Morley (1838-1933), M.P. for Newcastle-on-Tyne – Mayor Francis O’Keeffe
  • February 3, 1888 – George Frederick Samuel (1827-1909), Marquis of Ripon – Mayor Francis O’Keeffe
  • December 23, 1889 – Revd. James Francis Corbett (1838-1912), D.D., Roman Catholic Bishop of Sale, Australia – Mayor Francis O’Keeffe
  • June 8, 1894 – Ishbel Maria Hamilton-Gordon (1857-1939), Countess of Aberdeen – Mayor Bryan O’Donnell
  • June 14, 1894 – Cardinal Michael Logue (1840-1924), Bishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland – Mayor Bryan O’Donnell
  • March 2, 1889 – Thomas Clarke (1858-1916) – Mayor John Daly (Clarke was married to Daly’s niece)
  • May 10, 1900 – James F. Egan (c.1825-1909) – Mayor John Daly (In 1884, Daly lived with Egan in Birmingham) 
  • June 16, 1900 – Thomas Myles (1857-1937), M.D., President Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland – Mayor John Daly
  • December 13, 1900 – Maude Gonne (1866-1953), Irish revolutionary – Mayor John Daly
  • October 20, 1903 – Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), Philanthropist – Mayor M. Donnelly
  • October 2, 1908 – Joseph O’Mara (1864-1927), Singer – Mayor T Donnellan
  • June 5, 1909 – Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), President of Gaelic League & 
    1st President of Ireland – Mayor T Donnellan
  • September 13, 1909 – Captain Edward O’Meagher-Condon (1835-1915) – Mayor T Donnellan
  • August 3, 1916 – Rev Dr Edward O’Dwyer (1842-1917), Roman Catholic Bishop of Limerick – Stephen Quinn
  • September 5, 1918 – Kathleen Clarke, nee Daly (1878-1972), founding member of Cumann na mBan (wife of Thomas Clarke, niece of Mayor John Daly) – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • September 5, 1918 – Eoin MacNeill (1867-1945), Sinn Féin politician – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • September 5, 1918 – Eamon de Valera (1882-1975), President of Ireland (1959–1973) – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • May 7, 1919 – Michael P. Ryan, Irish-American Diplomat, born Philedelphia – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • May 7, 1919 – Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne (1853-1937), Irish-American Diplomat, Governor of Illinois – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • May 7, 1919 – Frank P. Walsh, Irish-American Diplomat, born in Iowa  – Mayor Alphonsus M. O’Mara
  • August 5, 1925 – Rev Dr Mannix (1964-1963), Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia – Mayor Paul A. O’Brien
  • July 21, 1928 – Cardinal Van Rossum (1854-1932), Rome – Mayor M.J. Keyes
  • July 21, 1928 – Rev Dr Patrick Murray (1865-1959), Rome – Mayor M.J. Keyes
  • July 21, 1928 – Monsignor Paschal Robinson (1870-1948), Nuncio Apostolic – Mayor M.J. Keyes
  • April 21, 1932 – Rev Dr Richard Downey (1881-1953), Archbishop of Liverpool – Mayor P. Donnellan
  • February 27, 1936 – Dermod O’Brien (1865-1945), President Royal Hibernian Academy – Mayor M. Casey
  • January 14, 1937 – William Griffin (1897-1949), Editor of New York Enquirer – Mayor Dan Bourke
  • March 22, 1948 – Joseph Mary Flood (1882-1970), B.L. – Mayor Patrick O’Connell
  • March 22, 1948 – Sean Keating, (1889-1977), Artist. – Mayor Patrick O’Connell
  • March 24, 1948 – Sean T. O’Ceallaigh (1882-1966), President of Ireland – Mayor Patrick O’Connell
  • September 25, 1953 – Cardinal John Dalton (1882-1963), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of Ireland – Mayor John Carew
  • June 25, 1954 – Rev Gerald Patrick O’Hara (1895-1963), Bishop of Savannah, Atlanta, U.S.A. – Mayor John Carew
  • August 15, 1962 – Cardinal Michael Browne (1887-1971) – Mayor Frances Condell
  • June 29, 1963 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), President of U.S.A – Mayor Frances Condell
  • November 25, 1953 – Dr Kenneth David Kaunda (b.1924), President of Zambia – Mayor John Danagher
  • April 12, 1966 – Cardinal William Conway (1913-1977), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of Ireland – Mayor Frank Leddin
  • April 2, 1970 – Rev Joseph B. Whelan (1909-1990), Bishop of Owerri, Nigeria – Mayor Stephen Coughlan
  • August 18, 1970 – Rev Robert Wyse-Jackson (1908-1976), Bishop of Limerick – Mayor Joseph P. Liddy
  • October 1, 1979 – Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) – Mayor Bobby Byrne
  • October 1, 1979 – Cardinal Tomas O’Fiaich (1923-1990), Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland – Mayor Bobby Byrne
  • October 1, 1979 – Rev Gaetano Alibrandi (1914-2003), Archbishop of Binda – Mayor Bobby Byrne
  • October 1, 1979 – Rev Jeremiah Newman (1926–1995), Bishop of Limerick – Mayor Bobby Byrne