Limerick City McDonald's branch to close after 30 years

By Fiona Frawley

July 19, 2023 at 10:07am


The chain has been operating at the junction of Cruises Street and O'Connell Street since 1993.

It's a sad day for Limerick fast food enthusiasts, as the city's landmark McDonald's on Cruises Street has announced its closure after 30 years.

The restaurant will go dark at the end of this month, as McDonald's works to upgrade its estate of stores.

According to Limerick Live, McDonald's is hoping to improve its restaurant estate and said that the premises at Cruises Street is "not compatible" with this, which is leading to its closure.

A spokesperson for McDonald's said:

"This decision was not taken lightly and all of our restaurant team will be offered a transfer to one of our neighbouring restaurants in Limerick City, County Clare or further afield if they would like to avail of that."


The spokesperson added that staff are "actively exploring new locations across the city".

McDonald's of Cruises Street, image via Google Maps. 

McDonald's opened its Cruises Street branch in 1993. It was the second McDonald's for Limerick at the time, the first being at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle.

Since then, the US chain has opened additional Limerick outlets at Jetland Shopping Centre in Caherdavin and at Castletroy Town Centre.

Cruises Street is the main shopping street for Limerick City but has sadly seen a number of closures in the wake of the pandemic, including Argos and Hickeys Fabrics.


Header image via Google Maps 


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