Limerick’s historic Sallyport area to be restored

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

OVER €10,000 is to be spent by Limerick City Council on restoring a historic part of the city, while one local councillor is calling on the council to erect a plaque to highlight the Sallyport’s rich history.

OVER €10,000 is to be spent by Limerick City Council on restoring a historic part of the city, while one local councillor is calling on the council to erect a plaque to highlight the Sallyport’s rich history.

The former bar bearing its name was sold three years ago and was commonly known as a popular hotspot amongst students. However, it is currently being used for offices and accommodation.

Sinn Féin city councillor Maurice Quinlivan said this area is of great local historical significance, though it has been in a “serious state of disrepair” for some time, with “evidence of street drinking and general negligence”.

Cllr Quinlivan said he also hopes that a plaque will be placed at the Sallyport to highlight its place in local history. “The Sallyport area is a very important area in our city’s history. It is especially important for the role Limerick women played in defending their town.

Work has already started on the site and will cost around €11,000.