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St. Mary's Cathedral

Address: Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061-310293
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Ranked #10 of 127 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its beautiful architecture.
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its beautiful architecture.

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Limerick, Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Here since 1168 this is the historical heart of the city. A walk among the tombstones is a must and of course the building itself is magnificent. If you are lucky enough to catch a choral or musical performance here it is simply majestic.

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

love this old cathedral it is so beautiful inside have visited many times it is steeped in history and was fascinated by the plaques on the walls commemorating the people who died in the Crimea and the boar war the grounds hold the burial place of some people mainly protestant nobility also there are lovely lunch time concerts in summer... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

St. Mary's is a fantastically old historical gem in the city and has a number of quirks that make it well worth a visit. From the leper's squint, to the miscordiae, there is plenty to see despite its compact size. There is an overview of the history of the site, with odd events from Irish / British history to enable... More 

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Limerick
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a very beautiful church, especially around Christmas. It can be a bit cold as per usual but it's very peaceful.

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Renton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife loves to visit this every time we're in Limerick. It's a beautiful and very old church. The memorials on the walls inside the church are fascinating.

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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Walking into St.Mary's you quickly become very aware you are walking into a very special place , the history here is amazing , it's an absolutely beautiful place just to sit and gather your thoughts , if you are lucky enough to visit when there is a choir singing or practicing it make it all the more special , even... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Wow, the beautiful stained glass windows are spectacular and do many of them. Thought the lepers snitch explanation was interesting. Nothing we didn't like.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We hadn't planned on being in Limerick on our tour of Ireland but we were all glad we did. On Sunday we made plans to go see the Castle nearby. We parked a block from the church and its beauty and age caught our attention. So we walked around to the gate and went in to take some photo's. Then... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For me it was fascinating. I like things that are old, and that is the first thing that comes to mind when you enter this cathedral. Protestant now, but with a lot of pre-reformation catholic relics.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautifully maintained grounds surround the old church. Inside is magnificent! We loved the somber beauty of it all. The tranquil atmosphere lends itself to peaceful meditation.

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