Categories of Special Interest
Architectural, Historical, Social, Technical
In Use As
1790 - 1810
Single-arch rubble stone hump back road bridge over canal, c.1800, with limestone ashlar voussoirs, cut-stone stringcourse and rubble stone parapet walls. Rubble stone walls. Rubble stone piers. Cut-stone stringcourse. Rubble stone parapet walls with render over. Dressed stone coping. Single round arch. Limestone ashlar voussoirs. Limestone ashlar soffits. Sited spanning Grand Canal (Herbertstown Branch) with tow path to east and grass banks to canal.
Limerick Bridge is a fine stone bridge that forms a picturesque feature on the Grand Canal (Herbertstown Branch) and is one of a group of bridges on the section of that canal that passes through County Kildare. The construction of the arch that has retained its original shape is of technical and engineering merit. The bridge exhibits good quality stone masonry and fine, crisp joints. The bridge is of considerable historical and social significance as a reminder of the canal network development in Ireland, which brought about many technical advances and encouraged the development of commercial activity in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries.