Origin of limerickprobably from Irish refrain containing the name: see Limerick
An example of a limerick is a short five-line poem such as: There once was a man from Nantucket / Who kept all his cash in a bucket. / But his daughter, named Nan, / Ran away with a man. / And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
- county in SW Ireland, in Munster province: 1,037 sq mi (2,686 sq km)
- its county seat
Origin of limerickAfter Limerick
- A county in the Republic of Ireland.
- A town in the county of Limerick
- From Limerick by the Great Southern & Western railway.
- From Dublin by the Ballybrophy and Limerick branch of the Great Southern & Western railway.
- The principal industrial establishments include flour-mills (Limerick supplying most of the west of Ireland with flour), factories for bacon-curing and for condensed milk and creameries.
- LIMERICK, a name which has been adopted to distinguish a certain form of verse which began to be cultivated in the middle of the 19th century.
- At the west end of the bridge is preserved the Treaty Stone, on which the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691.