St Mary's Cathedral

Currently Closed
  • Address: Bridge Street, Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral - Review

One of the most popular cathedrals in Ireland, the St. Mary’s Cathedral at Limerick is said to be a refurbished castle. The west door is said to be the palace’s original entrance gateway.

Highlights include:

  • The tower which is 13 metres tall
  • Ethereal Architecture
  • Stained Glass work

The church is often used for musical performances and is a major tourist attraction all around the year.

St Mary's Cathedral Information

  • Do try the attend the mass held here every day.

How To reach St Mary's Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Bus: Athlunkard St (Dick Devanes Corner)
  • Bus number 305         

Restaurants Near St Mary's Cathedral

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TripHobo Highlights for St Mary's Cathedral

  • St Mary's Cathedral Address: Bridge Street, Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • St Mary's Cathedral Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • St Mary's Cathedral Price: 2 EUR
  • Best time to visit St Mary's Cathedral(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Mary's Cathedral: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting St Mary's Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Limerick include St Mary's Cathedral in their plan

  • 61.78% of people start their St Mary's Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Mary's Cathedral

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

68.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Mary's Cathedral

People normally club together King John's Castle and Mill Market while planning their visit to St Mary's Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick Reviews

  • Nice and old cathedral with outstanding history. BUT, never visited the inside. Why? 5 euros recommended donation. Wanna pass without donating? They will talk to you asking why no donation. No money on you? Oh no problem, they told us they will wait until we're back from the ATM. RECOMMENDED DONATION, if you know what I mean. Careful they don't step on your feet until you pay if you insist.

  • Saint Mary’s Anglican (Protestant) Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. It is one of the most important medieval buildings to survive intact in Ireland, which is still performing its original function. It is believed to have been built on the site of a Viking thingmote (meeting place), and later the palace of the O’Brien kings of Thomond. It is an extraordinary building that has been ever-present during invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famines and times of peace. It is also a treasure of Irish religious art. I encourage you to visit this very special place, whether for worship, reflection, for a self-guided tour, or for a concert or special event.

  • First off, 5 euros isn’t much to visit a place of this historic significance; the admission is labeled a “recommended donation” to get around commercialization regulations, so don’t be a tightpurse and just donate with a smile to help them keep this place open. Now then... for an active house of worship, there is plenty of interpretive signage to help visitors understand what they are looking at. Take your time, and be sure to admire the old pipe organ and all the ornamental glasswork. Afterwards, don’t skip the burial grounds, which are also quite interesting.

  • A peaceful place within walking distance from the center of Limerick. Costs 5 Euro to get in and walk around. Not crowded so you could walk around and feel the history of the place.

  • Gorgeous cathedral! Must see when in town. Do not miss the grounds and Celtic grave markers

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