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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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  • Historic St Mary’s Cathedral - Church of England - inside, outside and pipe organ. Historic landmark.  more »
  • Worth going into on the way to the castle. Outside area needs a tidy up. Stained glass windows a delight.  more »
  • We saw a lot of churches, monasteries, and cathedrals in Ireland. We were quite keen to see this lovely old church but didn't because although there is a "suggested donation", there was a person at th...  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.
  • Entrance "donation" of 4 euro is obligatory. People, world calls it fee! Anyway cathedral worth looking inside
  • 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.

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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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