Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

This is the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Limerick.


The Cathedral was founded in 1179 but has been repeatedly altered and added to.

However, it is worth a look on any tours of Ireland.


The West tower is particularly fine, with corner turrets and stepped battlements. It is 120 feet tall.


There are also a number of interesting monuments.

Our favourite is the monument to Donough O’Brien, Earl of Thomond, 1624.

That particular one is in the Pery Chapel.


Take a look at the misericords, which are fifteenth century and have grotesque carvings in black oak.


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