St. John's Cathedral, Limerick

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St. John's Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Limerick, Ireland. Designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick, it has been in continuous use since it was built in 1861. It replaced a chapel founded in 1753.The most recent restoration work carried out was in 2003/2004 on the roof and exterior stonework. It is a Catholic cathedral, the city's other cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral, being Anglican. The building has the tallest spire in Ireland, at 94m, and is the tallest structure in Limerick.
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  • The "Sing Limerick" event continues with an evening of choral singing by 6 groups from Ireland and one from Pensacola Florida, The Pensacola Childrens Choir. Amazing setting and amazing performances.  more »
  • A lovely 19th century cathedral, with some beautiful stained glass and a beautiful Pipe Organ, which is used on Sundays for Mass, with the choir at 12 noon. A variety of church music is sung, from con...  more »
  • This museum use state of the art methods to make the history of ireland understandable. The only place that we visited in Limerick.  more »
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  • Fantastic church and house of worhsip. Excellent architecture. Peaceful. Walk to train station.
  • Lovely Cathedral priest's very nice and the sacritist Keiran is brilliant
  • Beautiful building, fun fact: this is the tallest cathedral in Ireland!
  • St. John's Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Limerick, Ireland. Designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick, it has been in continuous use since it was built in 1861. It replaced a chapel founded in 1753
  • Beautiful cathedral in the heart of the Treaty City.

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