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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 310 293
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The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its...

The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its beautiful architecture.

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St. Mary's has been alive for well over a thousand years. You get a sense of the changes in the Catholic practices over the centuries by visiting here. Patrons left their plaques... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. Mary's has been alive for well over a thousand years. You get a sense of the changes in the Catholic practices over the centuries by visiting here. Patrons left their plaques everywhere. Sad to see the Lepers' Squint where in medieval times, the lepers attended Mass by squinting through an opening made just for them. St Mary's is an... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't go inside, but the outside and the cemetery were very interesting. Would like to have had more time

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Thank eewedley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful structure - and great history. There inside has much info about the history and bin great detail. Brochures in many languages. Beautiful windows and art works. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent and interseting Saturday afternoon in the catherderal. lots of history on display. I would visist again

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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Built in 1172, the beautiful church is worth a visit. It is the oldest building in Limerick. Take time to wander and enjoy the architecture.

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Thank CCH1223
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I enjoy going to the Villier's School Christmas Choir that is on every December in this Cathedral! It really creates a magical feeling of togetherness and Christmas spirit. The Cathedral is dripping with history and the sculptures inside are amazing! Historians love this place as the graveyard dates back hundreds of years providing lots of information of Limericks history!

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited Ireland in September/October and went to this Cathedral in Limerick. The Cathedral is very beautiful both inside and outside. The outside provides many picture taking opportunities. It is the oldest and most historic building in Limerick. Outside are a multitude of very old graves. When in Limerick this Cathedral is a highlight of must see things to do.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

An awe inspiring place! The immense size of this church, its wondrous exquisite details of lost art of stone and wood carving should be definitely seen! The last king of Munster is buried here, as it is traditionally believed that he build this edifice on his palace property 1168. Many neat nooks and crannies to explore with beautiful marble tombs,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Truly fabulous venue in St.Marys Cathedral, great ambience and room temperature very comfortable. Ideal for events.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I visited this beautiful, very old church from the 1100's. It is the oldest and most historic building in Limerick, although apparently much of it has been added to and altered over the years. The church is open to the public apparently seven days a week. We peeked inside the front door, but didn't bother to go... More 

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