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St. Mary's Cathedral

Bridge Street, Limerick, Ireland
061-310293
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Ranked #11 of 71 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was disappointed as it was not open! Altho we walked all around the outside and were greatly impressed by the architecture.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

The staff was terrifically rude....but the cathedral is totally worth it anyways. The windows and the stonework are beautiful. Don't miss the lepers peep hole. Sad and fascinating

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to the Cathedral knowing it would be beautiful and I was not disapointed! There was actually a wedding ceremony taking place and i was able to see the altar from the back of the church without bothering the wedding. It is truly worth the visit and serenity found only in a cathedral.

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Limerick, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We recently attended a Brian Boru concert featuring the Irish Harp Centre from Castleconnell. All I can say is wow and then wow again. With about 100 harps from Ireland , France and US, along with a choir and to top it off a band of drums and bagpipes. One of the best concerts I have ever attended and the... More

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a lovely historical site with a very reasonable entrance donation. Stained glass is remarkable. A beautiful place to sit and meditate

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