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image by Brian Shanhan, 14 April 2017
Since 2014 the county and city councils in Limerick have merged into a single
corporate body, Limerick City and County Council. As a result the old flags are
no longer in use. Recently I noticed that the council offices had a flag flying
alongside the Irish tricolour outside the window, which looks exactly like the
banner the council has on top of the new website. The flag was in the exact same dimensions as the
national flag, a 1:2 ratio.
As to the flag's meaning, it is a stylised representation of a bridge crossing the Shannon river (probably Thomond bridge, the oldest bridge in the city crossing the Shannon and a local landmark), with the full name of the council beneath. I'm not sure if it's the official flag of the council itself (the council website has nothing to say about any flag), but I would say that given it was flying outside the council head offices, and a design used in official publications that it is probable that this is as official a flag as you can get for the new council.
Brian Shanhan, 14 April 2017
by Mario Fabretto
Flag divided per pale green-white-green, with the coat of arms on the central green stripe.
This flag is of the county council - the elected body responsible for local administration. It is flown at council offices but it does not represent the county and is not used by the general population.
Vincent Morley, 1 November 1997
The City Council of Limerick, Ireland, for official purposes uses a banner of
arms based on the city coat of arms:
"A painting of the arms also appears on the document as well as being shown in the form of a banner, which, when flown, will proclaim the presence of the city council."
A very small image of the flag can be seen on a document for registration of the armorial bearings, following the same story on the city website: http://www.limerick.ie/Press/LimerickCityConfirmsItsRightToArmorialBearingsCoatofArms.
Valentin Poposki, 15 July 2009