St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick

St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick is a 12th century church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is situated in the medieval quarter of the city close to King John’s Castle and the Hunt Museum and within easy walking distance of the city quays and O’Connell Street. The Cathedral is Anglican (Church of Ireland).

St Mary's Cathedral LimerickFor a modest admission charge visitors St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick are given a pamphlet to use as the basis of a self-guided tour of the building. The pamphlet is well put together and provides lots of information about the history of the Cathedral and its artifacts as well as some useful suggestions for further reading.

St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick has a number of small side chapels including the Chapel of St James & Mary Magdalene, the Lady Chapel, the O’Brien Chapel, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and the Glentworth Chapel.

I particularly liked the bare stone walls and wonderful stained glass in St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick. The Cathedral is located in Limerick’s medieval quarter and is close to the Hunt Museum.