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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  • Majestic major Catholic Church for Catholics in Ireland. The foundation stone for the building was laid in 1856 and was designed in the Gothic style by the famous London Architect Philip Charles Hardwicke. The exterior is bleak and gloomy, in contrast to the Interior which is very bright. Beautiful belfry, nice inside and even more beautiful organ. To visit.
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  • Very beautiful church with interriesanter history. Unfortunately, the admission/donation with $6 is too high.
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  • Parking close to the Cathedral the outward appearance that impressed me the most is the Bell Tower in my opinion very nice Internally nothing particular
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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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