Upcoming Events

January 2019

  • Sunday 27th January at 6.00pm, Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra

February 2019

  • Thursday 14th February at 8.00pm, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Voices from the Edge
  • Sunday 17th February at 7.00pm, Community Awards Service

March 2019

  • Friday 1st March at 8.00pm, Limerick Chamber Choir, Path of Miracles
  • Saturday 2nd March at 7.00pm, Limerick Chamber Choir, Church Choirs Competition
  • Wednesday 6th March at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert, Helen Hancock, Peter Sebestyen & Irina Dernova
  • Wednesday 13th March at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert, Jennifer O’Sullivan & Michael Young
  • Wednesday 20th March at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert, Roisin Walsh, Sarah-Ellen Murphy & Peter Barley
  • Wednesday 27th March at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert, David Cantillon & David Szabo

April 2019

  • Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April, Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

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!