Some stops on Limericks Medieval Quarter Tour -
A historical feature this week and I am sure many people were here on the days leading up to the amazing hurling match lighting the candles and praying for a win! Hon Limerick! Here at one of the first stops on your Limerick Tour, St Mary's Cathedral is the oldest and most historic building which is set in the heart of the Medieval Quarter.,. Founded by Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster in 1168 on what was once a Viking meeting house or Tholstel, which then became a medieval palace!
As we take you on a stroll around the magnificent interior it is both a walk through time and a history lesson whose timeline can be dated from the architectural details like the vaulted roof, gothic stained glass windows, medieval floor tiles and elaborately carved 17th century choir stalls and cold marble tombs all epitaphs to Limerick's long and tumultuous past as 'a city well versed in the art of war' - if the walls could speak they would tell many a tale!
Whilst there is no doubt that this is a wonderful piece of architecture ,it is beautiful and stands proud looking over our great City, it is still used today for its original purpose, lest we forget....a place of prayer or worship and sure pop in and light a candle whilst we explore together, this wonderful piece of history.
If you are on the Limerick Tour on a Sunday evening lets pop in to hear the Cathedral Choirs Evensong or better again why not make a date to come back and visit us for New Year’s Eve when Limerick people gather to 'Do the Bells' as they ring out the old year and ring in the new on the banks of the Shannon, long may the tradition continue....
The evensong is free, so when you are booking your tour with us we can check the website to see when these special chorals and concerts may be on and add even more magic to an already fascinating tour!