Welcome and thank you for visiting the website for Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick! I hope the website will give you the information you are looking for and a taste of what awaits you if you are able to come and visit the Cathedral for an act of worship, tour, concert or special event.
Saint Mary’s is a living Church where worship is offered to almighty God daily, as it has been for nearly 850 years. There is a daily service, which everyone is welcome to attend. Our services are according to the Anglican (Church of Ireland) tradition. You will find all the details here.
The Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands at the heart of the medieval city. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond it was gifted to the Church in 1168. St Mary’s is an extraordinarily complex building representing developments from the mid-twelfth century to the later twentieth century – a treasure of Irish religious art. You can find more details about our charges for visiting and hours of opening here.
The Cathedral stands majestically over the City of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. Saint Mary’s is a place where pilgrim and stranger may enter to seek God’s grace and peace in a broken and fragile world, and a symbol of faith, hope and love to the city of Limerick.
I hope you will be able to visit the Cathedral in person – You will be most welcome!
With every blessing,
Niall J. Sloane,
The Very Rev’d Niall J. Sloane, Dean.