Listed below are the most likely reasons behind each street name in the city, though some of the street names have changed through time and some of the original reasoning for certain names have been lost entirely. Many of these street names did not appear in Gerry Joyce’s ‘Limerick City Street Names‘.

Where possible a photograph of the street has been added as well as a link to the street on the 1911 census.


Streets beginning with:

A : B : C : D : E : F : G : H : I : J : K : L : M : N : O : P : Q : R : S : T : U : V : W : X : Y : Z :

Island Road (part 2): so named as it was the road which circled the east of King’s Island. It was located outside of the old walls of the Englishtown. It originally contained two rows of bungalows. These rows of houses were demolished in two stages to facilitate expanding of the road and new buildings. Today Island Road continues on to the Abbey Bridge.

Island View Terrace – Located on King’s Island off Island Road and St Ita’s Street.¬†Limerick, A Stroll Down Memory Lane, Book 2 by Sean Curtin¬†contains information on those who lived on the street and a photograph of the street from the 1970s.