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Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick V94 E068, Ireland
+353 61 310 293
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Beautiful church and graveyard

Visited the church with a friend. We looked around the graveyard first, very interesting and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
feralglow
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Beautiful Church - Rude Staff

We visited this Church Aug 18. As we walked in we we noticed a front desk and we were unsure if... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deirdre C
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“old church” (21 reviews)
“stained glass” (13 reviews)
“oldest building” (11 reviews)
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Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick V94 E068, Ireland
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+353 61 310 293
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the church with a friend. We looked around the graveyard first, very interesting and a few names we recognised from our visit to the castle and museum in town. Also slightly oddly a Catholic grave area in this Protestant church yard. There were beautiful...More

Thank feralglow
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this Church Aug 18. As we walked in we we noticed a front desk and we were unsure if you had to pay in. It is very unusual that you would have to pay into a Church in Ireland. We stood at the...More

Thank Deirdre C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is free to enter the grounds and doesn’t take long to see. If you are in the area, there is no reason not to stop and look. There are placards with a bit of history on the crypts and graves that really give a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited the older part of the side with the graveyard. Beautiful little church with gorgeous stained glass windows. They ask for a 5$ euro donation per person and the older woman at the front only became friendly once we paid it :) We...More

Thank Kim L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sold performer with decent stained glass and some interesting furniture-type materials. One does get a sense of the history of the place in walking around. What I did find very off-putting was the requested 'donation', in that it was quite clear from...More

Thank JMFPEDS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church cemetery consists basically of two parts : the old one (and in my eyes the nicest section) on the right of the church, with the new one in front of it. The church itself has many plaques on the wall commemorating all sorts...More

Thank Mars_L123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if visiting Limerick. Very well kept, interesting and steeped in history. Leaflet you’re provided with is very comprehensive as well as the detailed boards throughout. (Leaflets are available in several languages). Small donation of €5 is all that is required. Took...More

Thank arronryan1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of our visit to limerick was walking around this amazing cathedral. So much information included and very helpful staff on hand. If you love history and beautiful stained glass windows this is for you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quick visit with family. Very old place and has a good history behind it. A fee of 5euro as a donation for the cathedral and to see the inside.

Thank Kai L
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We hadn't planned to go through this place of worship, (Church of Ireland- Anglican) but we were very happy we did! It was beautiful...with unique wood carvings, stone carvings and stained glass windows.

Thank booklady116
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MummaE6B
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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Carol M
6 January 2017|
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Response from Shtiltrippin | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help. Maybe you'll get lucky and come across an impromptu concert.
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