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St. Mary's Cathedral

Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
061-416238
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Limerick
Type: Religious Sites
Description: The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its beautiful architecture.
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lots of history in the place but it is in need of serious renovation (i.e. saving). Stained glass windows are the highlight of this rather average site.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

this cathedral is just fantastic the history is something you can feel as soon as you enter not to be missed on a visit to limerick city link this visit to go to king johns castle just a short walk away magic

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Couldn't see much of the "normal" cathedral, since there was construction going on inside for a show of some sort. Looked like they were building an ark for a show or play that was coming up. Would have been beautiful w/o the contractors and such.

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It would be a shame to miss this and at only €3 each to get in you cant go wrong! It was built around 1168 and is still in daily use. Check out the misericords (or mercy seats) - they are the only complete set left in Ireland and are well worth seeing.

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Lena, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This old church is worth the stop. Very interesting to visit and it has a lot of history.... Very beautiful windows.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Such a beautiful cathedral, and cemetery. A cute little orange kitty greeted us when we arrived too! The large wooden front door is stunning, make sure to get a picture.

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This venerable old building is full of history and though rather crumbly inside, it has much to offer. In any other country the state would be falling over itself to preserve and display such buildings but here we seem to be happy to let them gently crumble. The 3 euro suggested offering is so modest compared to the funds that... More

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winnipeg
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Had to go back to see inside of the church as its not always open.Even walking around the outside you see some spectacular architecture.Got a great tour of the inside from a docent that just happened to be around,so got a little more of the history behind it

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Clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

St. Mary's Cathedral is steeped in history. It is well worth a visit. A walk around the graves outside is a must.

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bjabroy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This cathedral has so much history, yet those who were there were not friendly or seem to have any desire to share the history. They were doing some work on the cathedral and it seems dirty and unkempt. For 3 Euros a person it was a bit steep for the experience.

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