SARSFIELD BRIDGE, LIMERICK, 1945

A VIEW OF SARSFIELD BRIDGE SPANNING THE RIVER SHANNON IN LIMERICK IN ABOUT 1945. THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE BRIDGE WAS LAID IN OCTOBER 1824, AND IT EVENTUALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC (AS WELLESLEY BRIDGE) IN AUGUST 1835. ITS NAME WAS CHANGED TO SARSFIELD BRIDGE IN 1882 TO COMMEMORATE PATRICK SARSFIELD, THE EARL OF LUCAN, WHO IS RENOWNED IN LIMERICK FOR HIS ROLE IN THE WILLIAMITE WAR AND THE 1691 SIEGE OF THE CITY. THE PRINT FORMS PART OF A BOUND VOLUME CONTAINING A COLLECTION OF ‘VIEWS OF IRISH LIFE’ INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION IN ‘THE CAPUCHIN ANNUAL.

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