Saint Mary's Cathedral
Saint Mary's Cathedral
4.5
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11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:15 - 13:00
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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 a living church where worship is offered daily, as it has been for the last 850 years. Please come and visit us at Saint Mary's Cathedral. You will be most welcome !
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ana c
Bologna, Italy17 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Well worth a visit especially if you love stained glass windows. Some excellent historic notes too, and a time line of what was going on around the world at the time. I did find the €5 entrance fee a bit strange, it's a working church, normal church service takes place every week. I'm not sure the parishioners pay to pray, but I paid and enjoyed my walk around.
Written 6 February 2023
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london057
Dublin, OH476 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This is an Anglican Cathedral Another thing it is very charming. Also it is smaller than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Lastly, it is worth seeing
Written 20 November 2022
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,132 contributions
Sep 2022
For over 850 years Saint Mary's has been a house of prayer, it is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick.

We used the paper guide given at the entrance for a self-guided tour, the brochure was very helpful.
Written 4 November 2022
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laura-moraesg
Uberlandia, MG363 contributions
Jun 2022
I didn't go into the church, I just admired it from the outside and walked through the garden, which was the most beautiful I've ever seen in a church, I love roses and there are giant roses of various colors around the church. So beautiful!
Written 25 October 2022
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Marek_ZG
Zielona Gora, Poland1,518 contributions
Sep 2022
Limerick is usually associated with King's John's Castle but the city also boasts of two cathedrals; St. John's Cathedral and Saint Mary's Cathedral. The latter belongs to the Church of Ireland. A little entry free is surely worth its value.
Written 20 September 2022
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,916 contributions
Aug 2022
Walked down the street to Saint Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. Cost 5 Euro each for seniors. Gave us a very informative guide and we had a great visit. It is the oldest building in Limerick still in daily use (at least one service per day). The Cathedral was founded in the 12th century on a hill on King’s Island, which is the oldest part of Limerick. There has been an organ here since 1624 with many rebuilds, the last one in 1968 to mark the 800th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone. Beautiful stained-glass window depicting The Ascension.
Written 22 August 2022
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smeeta s
Leicestershire, UK26 contributions
May 2022
A lovely dated church and good mix of congregation .
Victor spared time despite his busy schedule to share the history and details of the church. A must visit .
Written 2 May 2022
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kjlimoges
Niceville, FL10 contributions
Mar 2022
St. Mary's Cathedral was by far one of the most beautiful churches that I have ever seen. In the center of town, it was within walking distance to other activities.
Written 26 March 2022
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Aidan W
Shannon, Ireland338 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
11 of us visited the Cathedral on Monday 14/03/2022 and it was marvellous. On arrival, we were greeted by Sean who was immensely friendly and welcoming. Admission is free but donations are welcome and there is a machine that I tapped and it took €5 from my card.
Then Nóirín arrived and brought us on a tour of the beautiful and ancient Cathedral. Nóirín was brilliantly informative and oozed a love for the Church. The Cathedral was built in 1198 and exudes a wonderful sense of history of Limerick and wider afield.
Many thanks Nóirín, Seán and Edward for an outstanding and worthwhile visit to St. Mary's Cathedral. Míle buíochas.
Written 14 March 2022
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darthsansa14
Hot Springs, AR100 contributions
Aug 2021
Historic and beautiful church. There was restoration work going on inside, but I was still able to tour most of the church. The stained glass is remarkable. I also enjoyed strolling the grounds outside the cathedral. Lots of wildflowers and other beautiful greenery.
Written 9 November 2021
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Saint Mary's Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:15 - 13:00
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00