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Saint Mary's Cathedral

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A treasure trove of history

I wasn't planning on going to see this as I am not that into Cathedrals, but happened upon it with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
Not to be mistaken for great cathedrals of Europe!

Although not one of great churches of Europe this church does Date back to 10th Century at a time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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Saint Mary's Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick V94 E068, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't planning on going to see this as I am not that into Cathedrals, but happened upon it with another couple. The thing I liked the most was reading the tombstones of all the graves on the grounds. I was delighted to find some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not one of great churches of Europe this church does Date back to 10th Century at a time when Limerick was 2nd or 3rd largest city in GB. Church still has daily service. Georgian architecture as opposed to Roman of a lot of other...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my visit to this cathedral. I did a self guided tour which was easy to follow since everything is numbered and explained in the guide. The stained glass windows were beautiful. The cemetery was also interesting and worth a look.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is so breathtaking The very nice ladies that greet you are also very knowledgable and can give you some great references for dining and site seeing. The little tour around the cathedral is quite interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem. We visited early on a Sunday morning. The cathedrals we visited in Ireland have been a little more austere than those you see in Italy and France. But they have all had wonderful glass and great wooden beamed ceilings. St Marys was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Old Beautiful Historic Looks like someting out of Harry Potter: The Great Hall with the floating candles...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really worth a visit. I attended a concert there and I was so impressed. A real piece of history. A few minutes walk from the city centre.

Thank Brid565
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another cathedral. Vulgar Ostentation in the midst of poverty. I am constantly amazed at those whose incessant requirement for money outstrips the realities being experienced by the population. I am sorry but every opulent castle and cathedral I saw over 12 days, and there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of an orchestral band that performed in Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick in July, 2018. The church is truly a masterpiece, its hard to imagine it was founded in 1168. The history alone requires some reflection. The acoustics, are superior to the acoustics...More

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this cathedral. We'd seen many on our trip but this one was special. Centrally located in Limerick its very easy to get to and only a 5 Euro admission.

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March 4, 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
Carol M
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Response from Tripp W | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help. Maybe you'll get lucky and come across an impromptu concert.