House No.1-173 (ODD)
House No.2-166 (EVEN)
, 175-285 (ODD)
of the road
the time of the 2nd Siege of Limerick (30th August 1690) an order
was issued by the leading Dutch general 'Ginkel' to his artillery
to open fire on Thomond Bridge.
22nd September 1691 he decided to cross Thomond Bridge and enter Limerick
city. The defending Irish soldiers had to retreat but the French commanding
officer raised the drawbridge and left 600 Irishmen to be slaughtered.
defeat resulted in the Treaty of Limerick in 1691 by Sarsfield, one
condition of this being to let Irish soldiers who wanted to, continue
their military career abroad. This led to 12,000 - 14,000 leaving
to join the French army to fight in the war of Succession against
the English/Dutch armies on many European Battlefields.
Irish soldiers became known as the "Wild Geese"
long road with many houses. A small narrow lane links to Kylemore
road. This was to be closed many times as it was badly lit
and dangerous, with gangs of youths loitering in it. But people would
rather use this lane than walk the much longer distance to get to
the main shopping areas. The lane has now become one of the main routes
to other areas of Ballyfermot .
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This lane links Thomond Rd to Kylemore road