Aerial Views of Limerick city give a glimpse into the wider city area, pictures as the the old saying goes “paint a thousand words” and how true this is, pictures capture the imagination of the view and take us to places we never thought possible. Through old photographs and paintings we are given a snippet of a moment when our ancestors walked this city, perhaps they too saw that same view that we are now getting to see decades and even centuries later.

Below are a collection of how Limerick City looks now and has looked in the past from above. This collection of aerial views span the decades and give us a glimpse into how the city has changed and developed. It also reminds of of the industries which have come before us but have now long since disappeared.

1. Athlunkard Street Area

2. Kings Ireland Area

3. The Abbey River Area

4. St. John’s Cathedral Area

5. St Mary’s Cathedral Area

6. Newtown Pery Area

7. People’s Park Area

8. Thomondgate Area (Peter Barrow – 2007)

9. Long Pavement Area (Peter Barrow – 2007)

10. Court House area (Peter Barrow – 2007)