windmill

(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