Pictures as the the old saying goes “paint a thousand words” and how true this is, pictures capture the imagination of the view and take us to places we never thought possible. Through old photographs and paintings we are given a snippet of a moment when our ancestors walked this city, perhaps they too saw that same view that we are now getting to see decades and even centuries later. Below are a collection of how Limerick City looks now and has looked in the past from above. This collection of maps span the decades and give us a glimpse into how the city has changed and developed. It also reminds of of the industries which have come before us but have now long since disappeared.

And if you like what you see here there is so much more the city has to offer. Limerick’s Life also provides the following pictures:

Old Maps of Limerick city

New Maps of Limerick city