O'Connell Street Revitalisation

Plans have been unveiled by Limerick City and County Council for the re-development of Limerick’s premier street – O’Connell Street. The O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project covers the area between the junctions with Denmark Street/ Arthur’s Quay and Cecil Street/ Lower Cecil Street.
The overarching aim of the project is for the street to be primarily pedestrian priority, while being flexible in use.

  • Artist Impression - Denmark St to William St
  • Artist Impression - William St to Thomas St
  • Artist Impression - Thomas St to Roches St
  • Artist Impression - Roches St to Cecil St

The project includes:

  • Wider footpaths and additional pedestrian areas to facilitate people gathering, on-street trading, and 'spill out zones' from shops and cafes on the street
  • Provision of street furniture on O'Connell Street including seating areas, trees, planting, bicycle stands, and lighting, as well as features such as sculptures, pedestrian plazas and water installations
  • Introduction of a shared surface, where the footpath and the carriageway will be at the same level
  • Introduction of a bus lane and reduction in the width of traffic lanes
  • Raised table junctions to slow down traffic
  • Relocation of parking and loading spaces from O'Connell Street to adjacent side streets

Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) Screening Report and has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment.

For more information please see:

The plans can be viewed at:

Customer Services
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant’s Quay
Limerick V94 EH90


Planning Department
Limerick City and County Council
Limerick V94 WV78

Between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) from Friday 26 July to Friday 23 August 2019.

Submissions or observations can be made via:

  • mypoint.limerick.ie (registration is required) until Friday 6 September 2019
  • By post to the Planning Department on or before 4pm on Friday 6 September 2019
This service is provided by

Design and Delivery Department

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, 7/8 Patrick Street, Limerick, V94 XF67