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Monaleen is from the Irish Móin a' Lín, which means 'the bog of the flax'. Large amounts of flax were grown in the area in the eighteenth century but by 1820, this industry had begun to decline.

During the tenure of Dr. Daniel Kearney as Bishop of Limerick from 1760-1778, the Bishop's Palace was situated just before the Railway Bridge as you enter Limerick from the Ballysimon Road. The population of the parish is around 10,000 but it is expanding rapidly due to its proximity to Limerick City.

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