The Masonic Centre

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The Masonic Centre in Limerick (museum, library & meeting rooms) is located in the midst of the tourist and heritage area of the city, directly across the road from King John’s Castle and beside the former Bishop's Palace.

Freemasonry is a non-religious, non-political society where heritage and history are very much part of the traditions, based on legends that date back to the time of the construction of King Solomon’s Temple.

Many architecturally beautiful buildings were erected by the Freemasons in the Middle Ages, which are still greatly admired today for example the great cathedrals throughout Europe.

One of the artefacts that takes pride of place in our private museum is a replica of an ancient brass square, known as the “Baal’s Bridge Square”.

This was recovered from the foundations of Baal’s Bridge in Limerick when the bridge was being rebuilt in 1830. It is inscribed “I will strive to live with Love and Care Upon the Level by the Square” and bears the date, 1507. This Square is reputed to be one of the oldest Masonic items found in the world.

Our Museum can be opened by prior arrangement for groups by sending an e-mail to

Limerick City

North Munster Masonic Centre
Castle Street
Kings Island
Limerick City

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The Museum is open by prior arrangement for groups by sending an e-mail to