Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

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The city's oldest building still in daily use, Saint Mary's Cathedral boasts beautiful architecture and a rich history. This ancient church was founded in 1163 and today is part of the protestant Church of Ireland. Admire the interior and discover its many historical treasures, including the five chandeliers that hang from the ceiling. The largest three were made in Dublin and presented to the cathedral in 1759. On the church grounds look for the United Nations Memorial Plaque, which lists the names of Irish men who died while serving in the United Nations. Put Saint Mary's Cathedral into our Limerick online travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Limerick.
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  • I stopped by on my first afternoon in Ireland. My companion and I were exhausted from jet lag and trying to kill an afternoon before we checked in at our B and B. Once inside, we were mesmerized by th...  more »
  • Worth a visit. 850 years old this year! There is a suggested charitable contribution of 5Euro and its well worth it. Well kept and the history explained through posters on boards throughout the cathed...  more »
  • The Cathedral is a very impressive building with lovely stained glass windows. It is filled with interesting pieces of history and artifacts, all have ajoining information boards. Definitely worth a v...  more »
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  • It’s 900 years church, it’s have to money to maintain I know... but use the name for donations by forcing is not a proper way! You can said €5 is for admission and it’s for maintaining the church. But you said it’s donation and must to donate...
  • St Marys Cathedral Built over 800 years ago, you can really feel the grandeur of the building once you step foot inside. The large stone arches and vaulted roof, looms protectivly over it's inhabitants, and upper storey corridors really imparts the importance yet functionality of the site. As well as religious duties this Cathedral also housed the Bishops of Limerick and provided the perfect environment for undertaking any religious business or entertaining any important guests. I can sit here for hours and imagine the services that would have been said here over the last 800 years, Masses, Christenings, Weddings etc... I can imagine the people who once sat and ate in the bishops great hall, people bustling through the upper corridors busy on the days business. It's the architecture of this building that continues to draw me back to it again and again. The Antiquarian-April
  • Beautiful 800+ year old Cathedral, and very reasonably priced at €4 per person. Sadly, we went the week before a new bishop was being added, so there was lots of cleaning going on, but the history and grandeur of this building was still there. I'm not religious at all, but I love churches because they document history, and this one was well worth the visit.
  • A beautiful step back into history. A must visit place when in Limerick.
  • Beautiful historical Church, there is a cemetery where you can walk into and pay respect. When entering you will be asked to contribute 4 EUR to help restoring this beautiful landmark of Limerick.
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