Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
The Crescent ("An Corrán") was built in early 19th century.
statue to Daniel O'Connell
was erected 1857 on the island in the middle of The Crescent.
The Jesuit Crescent College (founded 1859) moved to Crescent House, The Crescent, in 1862.
The Jesuit Church, The Crescent (linked to the school) was built 1868.
The main street of Limerick,
George St, was renamed O'Connell St 1903.
18 The Crescent is now offices, called "Corraun House" ("Crescent House") though this is not the same location as the old Crescent House (the school).
See entry at NIAH.
The new town, Limerick.
McKern's map of 1827.
"41" is the Bishop's Palace.
The Crescent (Richmond Place) is now laid out.
The Crescent (Richmond Place) on 1829 to 1842 map.
The Crescent (Richmond Place) on 1887 to 1913 map.
The Crescent in [Guy's, 1912, p.80].
Numbers 1 to n down the E side.
And then, coming up the W side, Crescent College with the church, and then numbers 17 to 18.
In the modern numbering, the numbers go the same way.
This shows there has been no re-numbering for the whole street.
The Crescent, Limerick.
Photo c. 1880 to 1900. From NLI.
The school, Crescent College, is to the LHS of the church.
18 The Crescent is to the RHS of the church, just out of shot.
Close-up of above. See full size.
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