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The Splendor of Georgian Limerick

george street, limerick, c.1900s

Some of the most notable examples of Georgian architecture in Limerick include:

Demolition Of Georgian Limerick On Lower Cecil Street, Limerick, C.1970s

  • The Custom House: Completed in 1791, this impressive building is located on the banks of the River Shannon and served as the administrative centre for the port of Limerick.
  • The Bishop’s Palace: This elegant Georgian residence was built in 1769 for the Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and is now home to the Limerick civic trust.
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral: While parts of this cathedral date back to the 12th century, the Georgian facade was added in the 18th century, giving the building its distinctive appearance.
  • The Pery Square Tontine: Completed in 1821, this unique building was financed through a tontine scheme and features a striking curved facade.

These and other Georgian buildings in Limerick are renowned for their fine craftsmanship, intricate details, and stately elegance. They serve as a testament to the city’s rich history and enduring architectural legacy.

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