Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

St Mary's Cathedral


Bridge Street
Limerick City
Republic of Ireland

The Cathedral of St Mary Blessed Virgin occupies a very historic plot in Limerick City. In 1168, Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster, donated his palace, parts of which are possibly incorporated into the present structure. Previously, a Viking meetinghouse had been located there.

The cathedral's architecture is a mixture of the Gothic and Romanesque styles. It contains many interesting features, such as a stone altar and Lepers’ Squint, an opening in the wall that permitted lepers to hear Mass and receive Communion.

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Admission Prices

€2 per person.

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