Upcoming Events

November 2018

  • Tuesday 20th at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Talk & Tour:  Bishop John Jebb
  • Wednesday 21st at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert
  • Thursday 22nd at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Concert
  • Thursday 22nd at 7.30pm, Focus Ireland Charity Concert
  • Saturday 24th at 7.30pm, Charity Concert with the Boherbuoy Brass & Reed Band
  • Sunday 25th at 4pm, Choral Evensong with Installation of Chapter members

December 2018

  • Saturday 1st at 3.00pm, Limerick School of Music Piano Concert
  • Sunday 2nd at 7pm, Advent Procession
  • Saturday 8th at 8.00pm, Curraghower Singers
  • Thursday 13th at 8.00pm, Irish Chamber Orchestra – Night at the Opera
  • Sunday 16th at 8pm, Carols for the City
  • Tuesday 18th at 1.15pm, Lunchtime Talk & Tour:  The Musical Tradition of Saint Mary’s
  • Tuesday 18th at 8.00pm, Christmas With Ancór
  • Thursday 20th at 7.30pm, A Christmas Concert (Nearly sold out)
  • Friday 21st at 12noon, Villiers School Carol Service
  • Saturday 22nd at 5.30pm, Come & Sing Carols
  • Sunday 23rd at 3pm, A Blue Christmas
  • Christmas Eve at 11pm, Midnight Eucharist
  • Christmas Day at 11.15am, Festival Eucharist

January 2019

  • Sunday 20th January at 7pm, Epiphany Carol Service

Visit us during 2018 – Our 850th Anniversary

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!

We celebrate our 850th year during 2018

Saint Mary's Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and therefore we will be celebrating our 850th year during 2018.

We do hope you get to visit us during our special year, whether for services, self-guided tours or special events. We are open daily throughout the year and you can check our opening times on this website.  You can also check out our changing programme of events.

We look forward to welcoming you.