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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
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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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2 cathedrals in Limerick city

This building is almost 850 years old and is laden with history and still functioning as a Church of Ireland house of prayer. Often there are concerts there too so its well worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This building is almost 850 years old and is laden with history and still functioning as a Church of Ireland house of prayer. Often there are concerts there too so its well worth a visit. Outside there are magnificent views of the river Shannon from the West Door and King John's Castle is just a few minutes away. Unfortunately some... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most worthwhile visits and important sites in Limerick. The cathedral is a credit to those who care for it. It is an oasis of peace, prayer and reflection, and it speaks parts of Ireland's narrative. The handout guide is available in several languages.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could see the cathedral from my hotel room across the Shannon River. It becomes me to visit on Christmas morning. I learned that was built in the 11th century. It's near King John's Castle and easy to walk to and find. I walked around three sides and enjoyed the gravestones to the right of the entry gate.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in the cathedral in the daytime as a visitor, it is a fascinating place, the history of it is part of the fabric of the city and you could easily spend a few hours there reading and feeling its story. it is still active as a working church and there are services there on Sundays. I was... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 3 November 2016

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

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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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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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