Saint Mary's Cathedral
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Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 A.D. and stands majestically over the city of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon.
Saint Mary’s Cathedral is believed to have been built on the site of a Viking Thingmote (meeting place), and later the palace of the O’Brien Kings of Munster.
It is an extraordinary building that has been ever-present during invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famines and times of peace. It is also a treasure of Irish religious art, spanning the last nine centuries.
It is one of the most important medieval buildings to survive intact in Ireland, which is still performing its original function.
2018 marks the 850th Anniversary of the Cathedral.
An exciting programme of events will be taking place in the Cathedral.