St. John's Cathedral, Limerick

#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Limerick
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St. John's Cathedral (Irish: Ardeaglais Eoin) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Limerick, Ireland. Designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick, ground was broken in 1857 and the first Mass celebrated on 7 March 1859. It replaced a chapel founded in 1753.

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  • Before going, I read some reviews to prepare me to see the highlights. I went on a cloudy, rainy afternoon. There was not a lot of light. There were very beautiful aspects to the church. When I...  more »
  • This is a superb place of worship. It has exquisite grey stone work and a lovely bell tower. Pity it was closed when I went to visit!!  more »
  • Peaceful, historic, beautiful place to see and pray.
  • Beautiful architecture; A simple yet charming style and a great aura of peace fills the place

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