Introduction - The Georgian Neighbourhood

Limerick’s Georgian Quarter- known as Newtown Pery - was built in the late 18th and early 19th century, to a grid plan of equal rectangular blocks and of a distinctive architectural unity which still defines the city centre to this day. 

O'Connell Avenue, Limerick

Economic decline in the 19th century and subsequent lack of investment, coupled with the trend toward suburban living, left the Georgian Heritage compromised and caused the loss of the character of its historic neighbourhood. Today, over 200 years later, the area is seeing a renaissance as “the Georgian Neighbourhood.”

Limerick City has seen a significant amount of growth over the past few years, with rises in employment and population. This growth is increasingly concentrated in the city centre. With its existing stock of Georgian era buildings - many of which have high levels of vacancy - Limerick City is uniquely poised to accommodate the return of city living.

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An historic and successful mode of urban development, the template of Georgian style living is being reinvented by a new generation.

Supported by the strong vision of Limerick City and County Council’s Urban Innovation Department, and underpinned by the Living City Initiative Scheme, there has been increasing uptake of these properties in recent times.

Private residents, commercial operators, and property developers are all grasping the potential here, proving that with some shrewdness, creativity, and ultimately enthusiasm, the opportunities offered by Limerick’s Georgian Quarter can be fully realised.

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Georgian Neighbourhood Map