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Name[ edit ] Luimneach originally referred to the general area along the banks of the Shannon Estuarywhich was known as Loch Luimnigh. The name dates from at leastbut its original meaning is unclear. Early anglicised spellings of the name are Limnigh, Limnagh, Lumnigh and Lumnagh, which are closer to the Irish spelling.
There are numerous places of the same name throughout Ireland anglicised as Luimnagh, Lumnagh, Limnagh etc. Similarly, others have suggested that the name derives from loimeanach meaning "a bare marsh"  or "a spot made bare by feeding horses".
Antiquity's map-maker, Ptolemyproduced in AD the earliest map of Irelandshowing a place called "Regia" at the same site as King's Island. History also records an important battle involving Cormac mac Airt in and a visit Riverpoint writer St.
In Danes sailed up the Shannon and pillaged the town, burned the monastery of Mungret but were forced to flee when the Irish attacked and killed many of their number. The s and s are regarded as the height of Norse power in Ireland and only Limerick rivalled Dublin during this time.
The power of the Norsemen never recovered, and they reduced to the level of a minor clan; however, they often played pivotal parts in the endless power struggles of the next few centuries. A year later Diarmait beat Donough again forcing him to flee overseas and installing Turlough instead.
His reign was successful, founding monasteries and nunneries, constructing several monuments, including a church on the Rock of Casheland in his grant bestowing his Limerick Gothic palace to the church he styled himself King of Limerick.
Thomond Bridge on the left of this photographfrom the 19th century, stands on the site of an earlier bridge. The arrival of the Normans to the area in changed everything. After he died inthe Normans finally captured the area inunder the leadership of Prince John. Under the general peace imposed by Norman rule, Limerick prospered as a port and trading centre.
By this time the city was divided into an area which became known as "English Town" on King's Island surrounded by high walls, while another settlement, named "Irish Town", where the Irish and Danes lived, had grown on the south bank of the river.
Limerick is stronger and more beautiful than all the other cities of Ireland, well walled with stout walls of hewn marble Luke Gernonan English-born judge and resident of Limerick, wrote a similar description in Lofty building of marble; in the High Street it is built from one gate to the other in a single form, like the Colleges in Oxfordso magnificent that at my first entrance it did amaze me.
Nevertheless, the Crown remained in control throughout the succeeding centuries. Siege and treaty[ edit ] Patrick Sarsfield1st Earl of Lucan Limerick was besieged several times in the 17th century. The city was besieged by Oliver Cromwell 's army under Henry Ireton in The city had supported Confederate Ireland since and was garrisoned by troops from Ulster.
The Confederates supported the claims of Charles II to the English throne, and the besiegers fought for a parliamentary republic.
Famine and plague lead to the death of 5, residents before heavy bombardment of Irishtown led to breach and surrender in late October of that year.
In the Williamite war in Irelandfollowing the Battle of the Boyne inFrench and Irish forces numbering 14, regrouped in behind Limerick's walls.
Time and war had led to a terrible decay of the once proud fortifications. The occupying armies are recorded as claiming that the walls could be knocked down with rotten apples.
The Williamite besiegers, while numbering 20, were hampered by the loss of their heavier guns to an attack by Patrick Sarsfield. In fierce fighting, the walls were breached on three occasions, but the defenders prevailed. Eventually the Williamites withdrew to Waterford. William's forces returned in August Limerick was now the last stronghold of the Catholic Jacobitesunder the command of Sarsfield.Microsoft Word is by no means a writer's only option for composition.
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