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Exploring the Historic Thomondgate Neighbourhood of Limerick City

children of thomondgate, limerick, c.1900s (credit: ludlow collection)

An important feature of Thomondgate during the 1960s was the famous market held on Sundays in the area around Saint Munchin’s Church. This market was a vibrant and bustling hub of activity, where locals and visitors alike could buy everything from fresh produce to clothing and household goods.

Thomondgate was also home to many historic buildings and landmarks during the 1960s, including Saint Munchin’s Church, which dates back to the 11th century, and the iconic Thomond Bridge, which crosses the River Shannon and connects the neighbourhood to Limerick City.

Macs Shop, Thomondgate, Limerick, C.1960s

Overall, Thomondgate was a vibrant and thriving community during the 1960s, with a rich history and culture that continues to be celebrated today.

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