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Saint Mary's Cathedral

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A great start to the trip!

This was the first place we stopped off on our trip to Limerick. It definitely set a tone for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Modest, yet beautiful cathedral.

We stumbled into this cathedral and one of their lunch-series concerts by Palisander. It is a... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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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 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We stumbled into this cathedral and one of their lunch-series concerts by Palisander. It is a beautiful cathedral, rich with history, the grounds/cemetery outside are also great to explore. They recommend a donation of 5 euro, but there's no actual admission fee.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Since there was a service going on during our visit, unfortunately we did not get to see the inside of the cathedral. Even so, walking around the outside, the cemetery and the grounds was very interesting and the grounds were beautiful. We would certainly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This is a stop everybody who visits the Limerick area should make. Although I had been to Limerick numerous times, I had never taken the time or the trouble to visit St Mary's. I wouldn't even attempt to describe how much there is to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Oh, my goodness; you can almost hear Bing Crosby singing "The Bell's of St. Mary's" when you are here. Canadian's like we or fellow citizens of the world; it will give you the shivers since all denominations are welcome as we noticed people from around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank retiredrick
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I wasn't planning on going to see this as I am not that into Cathedrals, but happened upon it with another couple. The thing I liked the most was reading the tombstones of all the graves on the grounds. I was delighted to find some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Although not one of great churches of Europe this church does Date back to 10th Century at a time when Limerick was 2nd or 3rd largest city in GB. Church still has daily service. Georgian architecture as opposed to Roman of a lot of other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

I very much enjoyed my visit to this cathedral. I did a self guided tour which was easy to follow since everything is numbered and explained in the guide. The stained glass windows were beautiful. The cemetery was also interesting and worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travmama
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This cathedral is so breathtaking The very nice ladies that greet you are also very knowledgable and can give you some great references for dining and site seeing. The little tour around the cathedral is quite interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Montanna S
Reviewed 23 September 2018

What a gem. We visited early on a Sunday morning. The cathedrals we visited in Ireland have been a little more austere than those you see in Italy and France. But they have all had wonderful glass and great wooden beamed ceilings. St Marys was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 March 2017|
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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 Tripp W | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help. Maybe you'll get lucky and come across an impromptu concert.