Saint Mary’s Cathedral Services

Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD. Now in its 850th year, it continues to be a place of prayer and pilgrimage for all who enter our doors, and it is a symbol of faith, hope and love to the city of Limerick. The priests and people who worship here belong to the Church of Ireland, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Regular Services

Monday:                    Morning Prayer – 09.00h
Tuesday:                    Morning Prayer – 10.30h
Wednesday:             Morning Prayer – 09.00h
Thursday:                 Holy Communion – 10.30h
Friday:                       Morning Prayer – 09.00h
Saturday:                  Morning Prayer – 09.00h
Sunday:                     Services of Worship – 11.15h

Services may be subject to change.

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


All services take place at 7pm, unless otherwise stated

Date Event
September 8th at 3.30pm Birth of BVM
October 21st at 4pm Diocesan Lay Readers in attendance
November 25th at 4pm Installation of Chapter Canons
December 2nd The Advent Procession
January 20th Epiphany Service
February 17th Community Awards Service
March 10th St Patrick’s Festival
April Easter break – no service
May 19th Diocesan Festival Service
June 23rd Outing to Parish in the Diocese
July Summer break – no service
August Summer break – no service


The Choir (interested in auditioning?)

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Limerick has a multi-denominational choir, who on a weekly basis sing for Sunday Services. From medieval to modern, together with hymns and traditional canticles, the music is always enjoyable and inspiring.

Under the musical direction of Mr. Peter Barley, the choir is currently auditioning for new members (Click here for more information), so we invite you to join us and continue this ancient singing tradition.


Bell Ringing

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Limerick is home to the Southern Districts only set of mini-bells. The bells are situated in the Cathedral and arrangements to ring them can be made through Mike Pomeroy. Saint Mary’s have 8 bells with a tenor weight of 24cwts and are tuned to F. Sunday ringing is at 10:30h and practice night is Monday at 20:00h

Please arrange with the tower Secretary for Monday nights as access is through a side door. The Tower contact is Kieron Brislane, email

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.