Welcome Video

OPENING HOURS – Monday – Saturday 11am – 4pm.

*** The Cathedral will be closed for touring from 24th December to 1st January***

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website for Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick! I hope the website will give you the information you are looking for and a taste of what awaits you if you are able to come and visit the Cathedral for an act of worship, tour, concert or special event.

Saint Mary’s is a living Church where worship is offered to almighty God daily, as it has been for over 850 years.  There is a daily service, which everyone is welcome to attend. Our services are according to the Anglican (Church of Ireland) tradition. You will find all the details here.

Our Annual report may be viewed here

Saint Mary’s is the oldest cathedral on the Wild Atlantic Way, situated in Limerick Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City (visit www.limerick.ie for more information). The Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands at the heart of the medieval city. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond it was gifted to the Church in 1168.  Saint Mary’s is an extraordinarily complex building representing developments from the mid-twelfth century to the later twentieth century – a treasure of Irish religious art. You can find more details about our charges for visiting and hours of opening here.

The Cathedral stands majestically over the City of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. Saint Mary’s is a place where pilgrim and stranger may enter to seek God’s grace and peace in a broken and fragile world, and a symbol of faith, hope and love to the city of Limerick.

I hope you will be able to visit the Cathedral in person – You will be most welcome!

With every blessing,
Niall J.W. Sloane,

The Very Rev’d Niall J.W. Sloane,

Dean of Limerick.

 

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick is a registered charity in Ireland

The Charitable purpose of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick of the Church of Ireland is the advancement of religion.
The Charitable objects: The principal function of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick of the Church of Ireland is to support the advancement of the Christian religion by promoting, through the work of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. Being open to and engaging with society as a whole and offering support for those needing help are fundamental to the practical delivery of the benefits of Christianity. as a result of activity in the pursuit of the advancement of the Christian religion, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick has custody of property and of records, materials and artefacts of significance to the cultural and religious heritage and maintenance of which is undertaken by Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.

Charity Number:  CHY 5785  Registered Charity Number: 20009212

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