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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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  • 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.
  • A beautiful house of God.
  • Peaceful
  • St. John's Cathedral, Limerick is spectacular and architectural.

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Enjoy top attractions and vibrant nightlife by staying in a hotel or smaller accommodations in Limerick's city center. The central area is not only the most convenient option, but also the safest option for tourists. Here you'll find plenty of hotels, hostels, and other lodgings that work for any budget. If you like to steer clear of the constant buzz of the city, opt for a bed and breakfast or guesthouse in the countryside surrounding the city; avoid the town's outskirts.
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