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Limerick Savings Bank

According to Kevin Hannan’s wonderful book, Limerick, Historical Reflections,“ the Limerick Savings Bank was founded in a back room in George’s Street, c. 1820. The chairman of the first board of trustees was John Norris Russell, referred to by historian, Maurice Lenihan as “the most enterprising merchant Limerick ever saw.” The Limerick Savings Bank moved to its new premises in Upper Cecil Street before moving to its current site in 1839. The building was designed by WH Owen, who later designed the Mathew Bridge. The rules of 1869 laid down that the bank could not receive from a depositor “any sum or sums exceeding £30 a year, with a ceiling of £150 in any one account.”
The building between the bank and the Lyric belonged to St. John’s Ambulance Brigade until the bank took it over several years ago.

UPDATE 2010: The bank sold the building to Sarsfield Credit Union mid-way through the new decade.
Limerick Savings Bank

Limerick Savings Bank

According to Kevin Hannan’s wonderful book, Limerick, Historical Reflections,“ the Limerick Savings Bank was founded in a back room in George’s Street, c. 1820. The chairman of the first board of trustees was John Norris Russell, referred to by historian, Maurice Lenihan as “the most enterprising merchant Limerick ever saw.” The Limerick Savings Bank moved to its new premises in Upper Cecil Street before moving to its current site in 1839. The building was designed by WH Owen, who later designed the Mathew Bridge. The rules of 1869 laid down that the bank could not receive from a depositor “any sum or sums exceeding £30 a year, with a ceiling of £150 in any one account.”
The building between the bank and the Lyric belonged to St. John’s Ambulance Brigade until the bank took it over several years ago.

UPDATE 2010: The bank sold the building to Sarsfield Credit Union mid-way through the new decade.