What's New for 2018
Starting in April 2018, Christ Church Cathedral will begin a landscaping project in the Cathedral grounds - a project which will be co-funded by Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Council. The magnificent carriage gates, which have been closed since the nineteenth century. will be re-opened on to a viewing platform leading down to a labyrinth. The level of the park will be raised so that there will no longer be a step up into the Cathedral, providing ease of access for all. Planting in the space will be inspired by medieval monastic gardens. Work is due to be completed by the end of September.
As part of the celebrations to launch the project, David Bremner's original composition 'Four' will be premiered in the Cathedral. The date is to be confirmed.
We will up-date you as the project advances.
Saint Mary’s Cathedral celebrates it's 850th year in 2018, with a year-long programme of events. It was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. It 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 Thomond. 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.
Visit www.SaintMarysCathedral.ie and check out 'events'.