St Mary's CathedralCurrently 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.
- 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
- The Locke
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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
10 AM - 11 AM
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
68.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Mary's Cathedral
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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