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Saint Mary's Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful moon exhibition

Saint Mary’s Cathedral (founded in 1168 A.D.) in the oldest part of Limerick and the oldest... read more

Reviewed today
Mary O
Steeped in history with a modern touch

We visited St Mary's Cathedral on the opening day of the Moon Exhibit that was being staged there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Saint Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands in the heart of the medieval city, looking over the majestic River Shannon. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond it was gifted to the church in 1168. It is...more
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Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick V94 E068, Ireland
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Reviewed today

Saint Mary’s Cathedral (founded in 1168 A.D.) in the oldest part of Limerick and the oldest building in Limerick in continuous daily use - is a beautiful church with exquisite stained glass work throughout. It hosts many musical events which is a magical venue to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary O
Reviewed yesterday

We visited St Mary's Cathedral on the opening day of the Moon Exhibit that was being staged there this March. Although we were disappointed in the moon aspect (it was just a large scale globe of the moon), the cathedral has several stunning stained glass...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RWB2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of two cathedrals in Limerick. Can have a paid guided tour. The cathedral is architecturally interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the cathedral is well displayed and therefore the small entrance fee of €5 is well worth paying. You can see that the cathedral is well maintained.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ferdi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk past this cathedral everyday and decided to pop in, absolutely magic inside, beautiful stained glass windows, old pews over 300 years old, self guided walking tour very well laid out. Plenty of photos can be taken.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pronsias M
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

This location is an absolute gem for performing our amazing talented singers who have come from our own county and city would live to see more concerts here breathtaking 😍😍

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We went to Blue Christmas. Absolutely beautiful service. We were so welcomed and included in the service. A beautiful start to Christmas. We really loved the warmth and friendliness. Stunning cathedral. Definitely going back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aileen M
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

The fact that this Cathedral is still used today is a wonderful thing. We were fortunate enough to hear the Bells ringing for quite sometime, which was great to listen to. You could hear them throughout the City of Limerick. Should definitely put on list...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CaseyPerth
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Did this on one of our walks through Limerick. Paid for the tour as they were getting ready form some festival show and they were testing sound equipment. It did not deter from the amazing cathedral and the history there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This was the first place we stopped off on our trip to Limerick. It definitely set a tone for historical differences that we may find around the world. Conveniently located next to shops and the castle.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanB2754
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Response from Elaine L | Reviewed this property |
ok saint mary's cathedral is the oldest in limerick the staff are lovely
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Response from Shtiltrippin | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help. Maybe you'll get lucky and come across an impromptu concert.