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What a beautiful church!! We have seen many churches all over the world and this one is a must... read more

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Spectacular Design and Architecture

St John's Cathedral was clearly designed to impress, even overwhelm. It is easy to find as the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
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Saint John's Cathedral Cathedral Place, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 414 624
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful church!! We have seen many churches all over the world and this one is a must see! Peaceful and serene.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casey722
Reviewed 29 August 2018

St John's Cathedral was clearly designed to impress, even overwhelm. It is easy to find as the spire can be seen from everywhere in the city. This amazing structure is well worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gsgtrman
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Another beautiful cathedral to visit and photograph. I enjoyed my visit very much. St. John's Cathedral is in the historic area and easily accessed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank travelhappy19762017
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We attended 10:30 Sunday Mass. The celebrant/preacher (Fr Ailbe) was engaging and direct, with a good sense of humour. The liturgy was neither stiff nor pompous. You felt it was meant for you! There was good musical accompaniment from a group of young women. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

A lovely place to look around and to see the rooms etc. of what once was a very formidable structure. We went up to the top and took pictures of the city. I thought it was the best thing we did while there .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank michaelgD4479GA
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Limerick is filled with beautiful churches but the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is especially grand and beautiful. The bell tower is so tall that you can see it from just about every building in Limerick. It defines their skyline. Built the 1850-60's, the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed 15 February 2018

By far the most beautiful cathedral in Ireland. Everything about the cathedral is stunning. A must see while in Limerick!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SeaininBrennan
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Ilive near this church and i cannot pass it without going in to light a candle. We have had weddings funerals and christinings in this Catherral. You can watch mass and other things on their website.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Petra S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There are so many cathedrals to visit in Ireland. Seems like some are imposing and some are Catholic and some are gothic. This one say next to King John's Castle and had a beautiful cemetery within it's walled yard. It also sits on the River...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Palletts2013
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Beautiful cathedral with the tallest spire in the country! There was a funeral service the day we were there so we didn't go in to visit the inside.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wilma W
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