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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Irish, English
Pronounced Pron. LIM-ə-rik, LIM-rik  [key]

Meaning & History

Possibly derives from loimeanach, meaning "bare marsh" or "spot made bare by feeding horses". Other potential derivations connect with luimnigthe "cloaked" and luimnechda, meaning "shielded". Luimneach originally referred to the area along the banks of the Shannon Estuary known as Loch Luimnigh.

Limerick is a city and the county town of County Limerick in the province of Munster in Ireland. It is associated with the name of the popular poem structure.
Added 4/18/2022 by portanbeag