Situated on Clancy’s Strand St. Munchin’s Church  was built in 1922 to replace older church of the same name which had been on the site since the easing of the Penal Laws in the mid 1th century. St. Munchin is the patron saint of Limerick. The name comes from “little monk” as the Saint’s original name has been lost with time.

St Munchins RC

St Munchins RC

The picture below shows both St. Munchin’s, the earlier chapel was built in 1799, this was built on a yet earlier chapel which was erected in 1744, this was the first Catholic Chapel built in Limerick City after the Reformation.

Munchins church

St Munchins RC Chapel

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