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St. Mary's Cathedral

Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
061-310293
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Ranked #10 of 55 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The oldest building in Limerick is this Protestant church, known for its beautiful architecture.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you like to visit churches I recommend going to see this one. Ireland seems unique in that there is a simple elegance to their churches. This church is ancient and lovely with magnificent stained glass windows, stone floors, creaking pews and gobs of history. The outside is almost as beautiful with lawns and a fascinating graveyard full of markers... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful building the door is stunning I have photographed many weddings there and it is a fantastic backdrop and atmosphere The chairs are soft not at all hard to sit through a long service surprise

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Strange thing, as the first thing we encountered on entering the cathedral was an exhibition of sailboats due to a special youth project. Personally I enjoyed what was outside more. A couple of vaults displaying interesting historic names, but not accessible, unfortunately.

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Angleton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We didn't get a chance to see the inside of the church but the grounds are full of gravestones. Just walking around them I had a feeling of "being at peace".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stepping inside the oldest standing building still used for its original purpose was breath taking. The west door is part of the original structure. The stained glass is absolutely beautiful. See this historic building while it is still open.

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Wallingford, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

St. Mary's is so old, it amazed me to see how well preserved it is. The grounds convey a sense of the ages, and once inside I was struck at how well this cathedral represents the era of its construction. The small write-up, which is available, provides good information, but I was left wanting more of the history. This is... More

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