Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My ancestors - O'Mara - Contents

Mungret St, Limerick

James O'Mara and many other family members, in different branches, lived in the mid 19th century on Mungret St, Irishtown, Limerick city.

James O'Mara founded O'Mara's bacon factory in Mungret St in 1839.
He moved some time in 1856-1862 to Roches St.


Griffiths Valuation, 1850

Mungret St in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] shows many family members on the same street.
See full size TIF p.1 and p.2.
Plot numbers do not always correspond to postal house numbers.
And in any case, streets got re-numbered. See Roches St renumbering.

People and plots:


Fr. Paddy O'Mara thinks the James O'Mara house was 28 Mungret St.
Is this evidence that the Griffith's numbering does match the postal numbering? Or is he just going from Griffith's?
Note he is confused about his grandmother's name.
See full size. From J/552/58.


Later maps


Map of Mungret St, Limerick, in 1897, with street numbers.
Not exactly aligned with N. Should rotate this R a bit.
The street numbers could be entirely different to the plot numbers in Griffith's Valuation.
From Insurance plan of Limerick, 1897, by Charles E. Goad, Leonard Collection at UL library.

Modern street view looking NE up Mungret St.
The street is almost completely cleared.
The Milk Market survives, and almost nothing else.
Click to rotate. From Google street view.

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