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 and a row of bungalows faced the wall.

Island View Terrace – Located on King’s Island. Information on those who lived there and photograph of the street from Limerick, A Stroll Down Memory Lane by Sean Curtin

Limerick Streets - From James' Street to Josses Lane
Limerick Streets - From Hall's Range to Hymies Boreen