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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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  • While a historic landmark unless you enjoy outdated displays and poorly maintained artifacts pass on this place.  more »
  • The Hunt Museum from the front across the river. Tomb of the highcross and complicit in the surrounding, good atmosphere in western Ireland. Chancel is less stable. Caught the eye's White statue of kneeling angel near the entrance. Ever seen that look the most beautiful, I put photo also 3.
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  • An orchestra I was working with performed here. Stunning venue. Historical setting. Would recommend for cultural events and/or tourist visits.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful cathedral, tiny but beautiful. Amazing singers ( go during their rehearsal you'll see) and FINALLY a cathedral free of fees !
  • 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.
  • Beautiful old cathedral...thought the misericcords were interesting.