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 the 1911 census for the street.


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 :

Yeats Avenue : is named after William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) the Irish Poet and Dramatist.

Yellow Road: Also known as Boherbuoy is so named due to the yellow earth of the original road.

Youngs Lane: Located in the Carey’s Road area.

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