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.


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Yeats Avenue: This was located in the Rathbane area of the city. It is named after William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) the Irish Poet and Dramatist.

Yellow Road: (Also known as Boherbuoy or Boherbee or Bothair Bui) which translates to the yellow road. There are several theories over the naming of this road. One is based on the yellow clay beneath the road. Another mentions the yellow flowers of the gorse bushes which grew beside the road.

Youngs Lane: This was located off Carey’s Road. (No longer in existence, it was removed as part of the slum clearance in the city centre from the 1930s onwards). This would have been named after a family called Young who either resided in the lane or owned buildings in the lane.

 

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Corner of Denmark Street and O'Connell Street
This image shows the corner of Denmark Street and O’Connell Street in Limerick city centre.