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St. Mary's Cathedral

Address: Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061-310293
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Ranked #11 of 63 Attractions 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 attraction reviews
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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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The outside of the church is beautiful, nice walk through the attached graveyard. The person inside the church was quite unfriendly and demanded a donation of 3 euros to see the inside. I would not have had a problem paying that, but the person demanding the money did not inspire me to do so. The little we saw of the... More 

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Houston
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

900 year old church which has been somewhat restored. Self guided tour - 3 Euro donation at the door. Impressive overall structure however it was difficult to tell where the original structure was and where and when the successive updates were made.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a small cathedral compared to the great English ones, but it is significant in its age and it has been very well looked after. There is a good collection of stained glass. My grandparents and two aunts are buried in the graveyard which is mainly what I wanted to see.

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