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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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Beautiful Place

Amazing architecture which is great for a history lover like me. Well worth my time to visit here and would suggest it to anyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing architecture which is great for a history lover like me. Well worth my time to visit here and would suggest it to anyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good educational trip worth a visit a must see for any one visiting Limerick or a lover of local history

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning architecture and located close to King John's Castle be transported back to medieval times.

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Mary's Cathedral is open for the public, they ask a small donation for maintenance of the church. It's worth visiting the cathedral, although it's not as spectacular as some of the bigger cathedrals in other places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The stained glass windows are so awe inspiring. The 5 chandeliers are still used on special occasions. We had the opportunity to hear the organ and choir. A lot of history surrounds this cathedral. It is just around the corner from St. John's castle. There is a little cafe kiddy corner from the cathedral I believe the name was Nelly's... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 16 January 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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 20 December 2016

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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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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