Tony’s tour of Georgian Limerick to take place this week

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A group listen intently at the Corbally falls during Tony Browne's last tour
HAVE you ever wondered how Hartstonge Street got its name? Or what the People’s Park was used for before it opened to the public?

HAVE you ever wondered how Hartstonge Street got its name? Or what the People’s Park was used for before it opened to the public?

If so, a free tour on Wednesday next by Tony Browne of the Limerick Historical Society could be for you.

South Circular Road man Tony is hosting a talk on the Georgian area of Limerick, starting at 1 Pery Square at 7pm.

“I will be talking about the Tontines building in Pery Square. They come from an idea by an Italian named Tontini who had an idea for building groups of houses. I will talk about Pery Square - which isn’t a square, but a street,” Tony
 said.

He also said he will talk about St Michael’s Church of Ireland church on the same street - which he calls the “real sinking church”.

And he plans to give a potted history of the background to the street names.

The last event the Limerick Historical Society held, a tour of the Corbally road, drew almost 60 people.

Tony is hoping for a similar turnout this Wednesday, August 13.

For more information, telephone 061-228071.