Thomas Street, Limerick

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Thomas Street
Native nameSráid Thomáis  (Irish)
Namesake Thomas Unthank
Length 300 m (1,000 ft)
Width 17 metres (56 ft)
Location Limerick, Ireland
Postal code V94
Coordinates 52°39′45″N8°37′31″W / 52.662391°N 8.625187°W / 52.662391; -8.625187 Coordinates: 52°39′45″N8°37′31″W / 52.662391°N 8.625187°W / 52.662391; -8.625187
northwest end O'Connell Street, Bedford Row
southeast end Wickham Street
Other
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. [1] [2] [3] 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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References

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