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Watergate

At the rear of the Granary was the area known as Watergate and the houses right, demolished c. 1960, housed many well-known Limerick families. Literally hundreds of people lived in this area which was a warren of lanes and rows, i.e., Punch’s Lane, Punch’s Row; Ryan’s Lane, West Watergate Back Range, White Wine Lane which had 15 houses and up to 70 people alone living in the lane; also in the vicinity was Mungret Court, Abbey Lane, Alley Lane, Alley Lane Little, Benson’s Lane, Black Bull Lane off Mungret Street, The Bunicle, Goonan’s Lane, Howley’s Lane, Humphrey’s Lane, Johnson’s Lane, Jones’ Place, Unthank Lane, Lillis’s Lane, Margaret Place, Mardyke, Churchyard Yard, Milk Market Bow, Nunan’s Lane, Rosemary Place, Roseberry Lane (Place), Sweeps Lane, William Carr’s Lane. It would be impossible to name every household in such a huge area. It would be marvellous to print some of the lanes in a future publication. If any of our readers possess pictures of same they can contact us at the address on Page 2. Lane names taken from Gerry Joyce’s Limerick City Street Names.
Watergate

Watergate

At the rear of the Granary was the area known as Watergate and the houses right, demolished c. 1960, housed many well-known Limerick families. Literally hundreds of people lived in this area which was a warren of lanes and rows, i.e., Punch’s Lane, Punch’s Row; Ryan’s Lane, West Watergate Back Range, White Wine Lane which had 15 houses and up to 70 people alone living in the lane; also in the vicinity was Mungret Court, Abbey Lane, Alley Lane, Alley Lane Little, Benson’s Lane, Black Bull Lane off Mungret Street, The Bunicle, Goonan’s Lane, Howley’s Lane, Humphrey’s Lane, Johnson’s Lane, Jones’ Place, Unthank Lane, Lillis’s Lane, Margaret Place, Mardyke, Churchyard Yard, Milk Market Bow, Nunan’s Lane, Rosemary Place, Roseberry Lane (Place), Sweeps Lane, William Carr’s Lane. It would be impossible to name every household in such a huge area. It would be marvellous to print some of the lanes in a future publication. If any of our readers possess pictures of same they can contact us at the address on Page 2. Lane names taken from Gerry Joyce’s Limerick City Street Names.