Upcoming Events

March 2019

Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival 2019 brings you Museum of the Moon – a new touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram, bringing together a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound. The moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  Watch it here! 

Museum of the Moon at University of Bristol, UK. Photo credit: Simon Galloway, Picture Editor, SWNS1

Tying in with the theme of this year’s parade ‘One Giant Leap’ and honouring the lasting effect that the moon landing has had on the world, the Museum of the Moon will land in St Mary’s Cathedral from 15th – 22nd March. – The Museum of the Moon has extended its stay until Sunday 24th March !!!

Dates & Times:

  • Friday 15th March @ 9.30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 16th March @ 9.30am – 4pm
  • Sunday 17th March @ 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Monday 18th March @ 11am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 19th March @ 9.30am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 20th March @ 9.30am – 5pm
  • Thursday 21st March @ 9.30am – 5pm
  • Friday 22nd March @ 9.30am – 4pm
  • Saturday 23rd March @ 9.30am – 1.30pm
  • Sunday 24th March @ 12.30pm – 3.30pm


Other events in March

  • Wednesday 27th March at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert, David Cantillon & David Szabo
  • 23rd     Come & Sing Concert
  • Sunday 24th March Concert ,Admission Fee -10, Concessions 7.00
  • 25th   Feast of the Annunciation27th     Lunchtime Concert

    31st     Irish Standard Time Begins

    31st     United Service

    31st     Mothering Sunday



    8th-14th Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

    14th     Palm Sunday:  Holy Week Begins

    18th     Maundy Thursday

    19th     Team Limerick Clean-Up

    19th     Good Friday

    21st     Easter Sunday

    22nd    Easter Monday

     Holy Week 2019

    Monday 15th April – Friday 19th April

    Holy Monday 7.30am – Holy Communion

    Holy Tuesday 7.30am – Holy Communion

    Spy Wednesday 7.30pm – Holy Communion

    Maundy Thursday 10.30pm – Holy Communion

    Maundy Thursday 7.30pm – Holy Communion

    Good Friday 2.00pm – A Liturgy of the Cross

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 Friday: 09.00 to 17.00h (last admission 16.30h)

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

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

 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!