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Limerick War Memorial, Pery Square, Limerick, Limerick City
21517285
Representative view of war memorial.
Reg. No.21517285
Date1955 - 1965
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyLimerick City
Coordinates157517, 156579
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
In Use Asmonument
 
Description
Freestanding cut-limestone war memorial, designed 1960, on reclaimed cut-granite stepped base. Street fronted.

Appraisal

A war memorial erected to designs (1960) by Ronald "Ronnie" J. Hickey (d. 2015) of Cratloe, County Clare, representing an important component of the twentieth-century built heritage of Limerick. NOTE The war memorial replaced a "Cross of Sacrifice" erected (1929) by the Limerick Branch of the British Legion and destroyed (1957) by an explosion 'thought to have been caused by a stick of gelignite' (Limerick Leader 17th August 1957).
 
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