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 :

Verdant Place: located off Thomond Bridge

Vereker Gardens: named after the Vereker family, several of whom served in the House of Commons.

Verona Esplanades : Located off O’Connell Avenue.

Vizes Court: named after the Vize family, who owned the surrounding property.

Street Names W - From Walsh Lane to Windmill Street
Limerick Streets - From Talbot Avenue to Treaty Terrace