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 link to the street on the 1911 census has been added.

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. It is not known how Verdant Place got its name. It was previously known as “Franklin’s Quay”.

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

Verona Esplanades : Located off O’Connell Avenue.

Vizes Fields: named after the Vize family, who owned the surrounding property. The first of the Vize family to arrive in Limerick city was John Vize of Dunegal, Co Tipperary. His wife passed away on Nicholas Street in 1805 aged 98 years. The Vizes family vault is in St Munchin’s Church of Ireland graveyard. Their grandsons John Vize and Joseph Vize were doctors in Limerick.

Street map of Limerick 1912
Street map of Limerick, 1912