Upcoming Concerts & Events in

Saint Mary’s Cathedral



                                                                     Saturday 1st December at 7.00pm 

Darkness into Light – The Advent Procession at 7.00pm




Saturday 7th December at 8.00pm 

Regina Nathan Concert 8.00pm

Tickets available at www.reginanathan.com


Sunday, 8th December at 8.00pm

Christmas Charity Concert with Phil Coulter


Book Charity Concert with Phil Coulter Here 


Friday 13th December at 8.00pm 

“Arias & Advent”

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Tickets available at www.irishchamberorchestra.com 


Saturday 14th December at 8.00pm 

Curraghower Singers 8.00pm

Tickets Available at the Door 


Sunday 15th December at 7.00pm 

Carols for the City – Civic Carol Service


Tuesday 17th December  at 8.00pm

 Christmas with Ancór: Bach Magnificat/Respighi

Christmas Cantata Concert 8.00pm

Email: ancor.ireland@gmail.com


Thursday 19th  December at 8.00pm 

Derek Moloney (tenor) & Sinead O Brien (soprano)  in Concert


Saturday 21st December at 5.30pm 

Come & Sing Carols


Tuesday 24th December at 11.00pm

Carol Singing before Midnight Mass


Wednesday 25th December at 11.15am

Festival Eucharist



Visit us during 2019

Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. It is one of the most important medieval buildings to survive intact in Ireland, which is still performing its original function.

It is believed to have been built on the site of a Viking thingmote (meeting place), and later the palace of the O’Brien kings of Thomond. It is an extraordinary building that has been ever-present during invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famines and times of peace. It is also a treasure of Irish religious art.

We encourage you to visit us, whether for worship, reflection, for a self-guided tour, or for a concert or special event.

Visitor Opening Times

Open daily, year round

Monday to Thursday: 09.00 to 17.00h (last admission 16.30h)

Friday: 09.00 to 16.00h (last admission 15.30h)

Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00h (last admission 15.30h)

Sunday: 13.30 to 16.00h (last admission 15.30h)

Bank Holidays: 11.00 to 15.00h (last admission 14.30h)

 Saint Mary’s Cathedral is closed on December 26 and 27 and on January 1.

Admission Fees

Adults: €5.00
Students (with valid ID): €3.50
Children (aged 0 – 10): Free

Souvenir walk-around guides are available for €1.00 – in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Buy your tickets online (valid for 365 days from purchase)

You can buy tickets online here on this website. Tickets are instant and the single-visit tickets are valid for use during our opening times within 365 days of your purchase.  So, if you are travelling from near or far, you can buy in advance and use at your leisure.

You can buy your online tickets here

Visiting supports the Cathedral:
  We are passionate about conserving, preserving and sharing the rich heritage of Saint Mary’s Cathedral. We do not receive any Government or EU funding toward the day-to-day running and maintenance of this historic building. Your support, whether through your admission fees or donations, is important and does make a difference in ensuring that the many and varied aspects of the Cathedral’s life and ministry continue.

Visit Limerick – see www.limerick.ie for more information!

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