St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

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The city's oldest building still in daily use, St. 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. To visit St. Mary's Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in Limerick, create itinerary details personal to you using our Limerick itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This cathedral is 1000 years old. Though not nearly as ornate as many cathedrals in Europe, it is still stunning in architecture. A real plus is the lack of crowds. The quiet allows for private contem...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We had expected something else, it is indeed a very old building but not really "beautiful". It was a disappointment for us.
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  • August 12, 2017
    While this is a cathedral, it isn't as grand as the word suggests. Sadly, the original plaster was falling off so they removed it and can't afford to replace, so the interior looks very rough and unfi...  more »
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  • March 21, 2017
    Very impressive for an 800+ year old church. Went when a girl was auditioning for a violinist position in the choir. The sound reverberating from the old walls really enhances the beauty of the song and building. The stained glass were also intricate and beautiful. Cost 4 euros to enter.
  • June 15, 2017
    Entrance "donation" of 4 euro is obligatory. People, world calls it fee! Anyway cathedral worth looking inside
  • February 12, 2017
    St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, also known as Limerick Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Limerick, Ireland which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.
  • September 11, 2016
    Beautiful cathedral, tiny but beautiful. Amazing singers ( go during their rehearsal you'll see) and FINALLY a cathedral free of fees !
  • June 19, 2016
    Costs 4 bob but it goes to the continuing restoration efforts of this ancient church. A truly amazing place to visit with a beautiful churchyard.

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