William Street Limerick

William Street is reputed to be named after one of the King Williams and if so would be one of the few royal names retained in Limerick as a city street. However the dates of the reigns of these Kings do not support this theory as William III died in 1702, and William IV did not come to the T h r o ne until 1830, and Maurice Lenihan in his History of Limerick states that the street was named in 1789. In view of the fact that it was a principal street in the New Town Pery development, it is more likely to have been named after William Cecil Pery.

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