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The Windmill of Windmill Street

The Windmill of Windmill Street

(Image: Limerick Museum)

The Windmill of Windmill Street was built in 1785. In 1803 it was stuck by a fire but was rebuilt. In August 1813, Daniel O’Connell fought a pistol duel under its sails. That same year it was completely destroyed by fire.

It remained standing for over 100 years was dismantled 1915-16 when the stones were used as ballast on ships.

You can read more on the history of the area in:  The Windmill and the Distric by Jack O’Sullivan

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Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick's Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

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