Limerick and Limericks

Irish Limericks

This section contains great examples of Irish Limericks . A limerick is a poem consisting of 5 lines and form of poetry which rhymes. Irish Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.

The following limerick is the first of many funny poems in the section. Have fun and enjoy our first limerick example!

There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
He spent all that money,
In onions and honey,
That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny."

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Irish Limericks
How old are Limericks and where did Irish Limericks originate? Why are there so many Irish Limericks? What is the connection with Ireland? The rhyme that we refer to as a limerick originated as far back as the 14th century and were extremely popular in both England and Ireland. Irish Limericks are poems and a form of poetry which rhymes. Irish Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.

Irish Limericks
The term Limerick originates in Ireland - its name is taken from the Irish County of Limerick in Ireland and is where Irish Limericks originated. The Irish are well known for their love of poems and poetry. The tradition and origins of different types of poems and poetry date back to the time when the majority of people were unable to read or write.  The simplicity of the limerick form of poetry made them easy to write and easy to remember which has led to their popularity in both the English and Irish culture.  Send your loved ones a special wish for
St Patricks Day, choose one of our Irish Limericks and make them smile!

 

Irish Limericks
These amusing rhymes are great fun and an easy way to get kids interested in poems and poetry. Because these poems are simple and short it is easy for kids and children to learn how to write a limerick. Everyone laughs at limerick poems and poetry. They are great fun and amuse all ages. Have fun browsing our section on this subject.

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