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|Native name||Sráid Thomáis (Irish)|
|Length||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|Width||17 metres (56 ft)|
|northwest end||O'Connell Street, Bedford Row|
|southeast end||Wickham Street|
|Known for||shops, restaurants|
Thomas Street (Irish : Sráid Thomáis) is a street in central Limerick, Ireland. It is reputed to be named after Thomas Unthank a prominent 18th century Limerick merchant, however there is no definitive proof for this. The street begins at a junction off O'Connell Street and continues eastwards towards Wickham Street. At about midway there is a junction for Catherine Street.
Thomas Street has seen major improvement works and re-modelling in recent years. This included the pedestrianisation of the part of the street between O'Connell Street and Catherine Street and the widening of footpaths from Catherine Street to Wickham Street.
Shops on Thomas Street include Brown Thomas, Carl Scarpa and Sextons. There are also a wide variety of cafes on the Street.
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Gort is a town in south County Galway, in the west of Ireland. It lies just north of the border with County Clare on the old Galway–Limerick road, now the R458. Gort is situated in the territory of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne also known as Maigh Aidhne, which is coextensive with the diocese of Kilmacduagh / Cill Mhic Dhuach.
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The Limerick Soviet was a self-declared Irish soviet that existed from 15 to 27 April 1919 in County Limerick, Ireland. At the beginning of the Irish War of Independence, a general strike was organised by the Limerick Trades and Labour Council, as a protest against the British Army's declaration of a "Special Military Area" under the Defence of the Realm Act, which covered most of Limerick city and a part of the county. The soviet ran the city for the period, printed its own money and organised the supply of food. The Limerick Soviet was one of a number of Irish soviets declared between 1919 and 1923.
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Limerick Station also known as Colbert Station or Limerick Colbert serves the city of Limerick in County Limerick. It is on Parnell Street and is the main station on the Limerick Suburban Rail network. It has approximately 2,500 rail passengers a day travelling on four rail routes. The Bus Éireann bus station on site services approximately one million passengers a year, with 125 buses departing each day.
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