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“Well worth a visit”

Saint Mary's Cathedral
Ranked #15 of 113 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Saint Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands in the heart of the medieval city, looking over the majestic River Shannon. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond it was gifted to the church in 1168. It is a living church where worship is offered daily, as it has been for the last 850 years. Please come and visit us at Saint Mary's Cathedral. You will be most welcome !
Reviewed 8 January 2014

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

Thank Sinead C
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Reviewed 1 December 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.

Thank bjabroy
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I love old and beautiful places like St Mary's. It seems God is right there with you! We went old the self guided tour and came into the church just as the sun was hitting the stained glass. One word:wow!

2  Thank grneyedldy
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We slipped in Sunday morning and caught the last half of the service. It's hard to describe the feeling of experiencing such a moving spiritual event in a cathedral that's nearly 1000 years old, even for non-religious people. It's tricky to arrange a visit in the off-season, but going for the Sunday service worked well for us.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

History here is all around you. In the ground, on the walls, above your head and under your feet. Location is central to town and also around other very interesting places like king johns castle and the hunt museum.

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