St. Mary's 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.
The cathedral stands majestically over the city of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. St. Mary’s is an extraordinarily complex building representing developments from the mid-twelfth century to the later twentieth century. It was built where the palace of the late King of Munster, Donal Mór O’Brien once stood. During the last eight centuries, it has witnessed invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famine, unrest and times of great peace.
Suitable for children under 12. Wheelchair access (partial). Car parking available.
St Mary's Cathedral, Bridge Street, Limerick City V94 E068