|Full name||Jackman Park|
|Former names||Priory Park|
|Location||Carey's Road, Limerick, Ireland|
|Public transit||Limerick Colbert railway station|
Jackman Park is a football ground in Limerick, Ireland. Located on the Lower Carey's Road, it was home to Limerick F.C. and is regularly used for various matches in Limerick, from schoolboy to women's international games. The ground's total capacity is 2,450 with a single 261-seat stand on the site of the former shed. It is situated next to Limerick railway station which is clearly visible from the shed side.
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Crescent College owned the ground in the 1970s before moving out to Crescent College Comprehensive. During their ownership Old Crescent played there. It was known as Priory Park during this time. Floodlights were installed in 1989. West Ham United and Celtic have played at the venue in friendlies.
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In 2008, the Limerick board announced their intentions to relocate the club to the Markets Field, the club's former home.
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