Saint Mary's Cathedral celebrates its 850th this year. Expect great events, from carols and concerts to recitals and special services. Our events always feature here, so visit often. Many are free, while others can be booked online. 

Limerick Sinfonia - 850th Anniversary Concert. Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir & Ancór Chamber Choir

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Saturday, April 21, 2018 (20.00h)

Limerick Sinfonia - 850th Anniversary Concert. Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir & Ancór Chamber Choir

Enjoy the cities finest choral singers when the Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Mr Peter Barley, will be joined by Ancór Chamber Choir. 

Lunchtime Concert  -  with Eileen Cleary (flute) and Peter Barley (piano).

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (13.15h)

Lunchtime Concert - with Eileen Cleary (flute) and Peter Barley (piano).

A great way to spend your lunchtime, with Eileen Cleary (flute) and Peter Barley (piano), in the surroundings of Saint Mary's Cathedral.

History Talk & Tour - Robert Graves, Writer and Poet

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Robert Graves, Writer and Poet

The English scholar, poet and novelist Robert Graves has an ancestry strongly connected with Ireland. His grandfather’s burial place is the grounds of Saint Mary’s Cathedral.

Death and the Maiden - The Irish Chamber Orchestra

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (20.00h)

Death and the Maiden - The Irish Chamber Orchestra

A wonderful evening with the Irish Chamber Orchestra featuring the works of Vivaldi, Malachy Robinson, JS Bach and Schubert.

The Three Choir Festival - Saint Canice's Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral and Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (17.00h)

The Three Choir Festival - Saint Canice's Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral and Saint Mary's Cathedral

Three of Ireland's Cathedrals come together for a unique evening of Choral Music. St. Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny, Christ Church Cathedral Waterford and Saint Mary's. 

History Talk & Tour - Pádraig Pearse, Nationalist and Political Activist

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Pádraig Pearse, Nationalist and Political Activist

Pádraig Pearse was a political activist and one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Lady Chapel has a reredos carved in 1907 by James Pearse, Pádraig's father.

The wonderful Choir of King's College Cambridge

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Monday, July 16, 2018 (19.30h)

The wonderful Choir of King's College Cambridge

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge directed by Stephen Cleobury will perform great choral music from the choir's extensive repertoire, including music by Orlando Gibbons. Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Judith Weir.

History Talk & Tour - Edmund Sexton Pery, Patron of Limerick Architecture.

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Edmund Sexton Pery, Patron of Limerick Architecture.

Edmund Sexton Pery was one of the most powerful politicians of his time and is also noted for his part in the history of the architecture of Limerick. Dr. David Fleming tells his story.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne - repertoire includes pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart and Pachelbel.

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Thursday, August 09, 2018 (20.00h)

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne - repertoire includes pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart and Pachelbel.

After several successful European tours, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Germany, is coming back to Ireland. Their repertoire will include pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart and Pachelbel.

History Talk & Tour - Dr Samuel Crumpe, Physician

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Dr Samuel Crumpe, Physician

The famous Physician Dr Samuel Crumpe died in 1796, aged just 29. He buried in the Saint Mary’s near the Great West Door. Historian Sharon Slater tells his story.

History Talk & Tour - Hannah Villiers, Educationalist and Philanthropist

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Hannah Villiers, Educationalist and Philanthropist

Over two hundred years have elapsed since Hannah Villiers thought of leaving funds to erect almshouses and schools in her native City of Limerick. Hear her story.

Culture Night at Saint Mary's Cathedral during our 850th year

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

September 21 (tbc)

Culture Night at Saint Mary's Cathedral during our 850th year

The Cathedral is 850 years old this year. Visit us on Culture Night 2018 for special FREE tours of the Cathedral and some interesting insights.

History Talk & Tour - Frances Condell, Mayor of Limerick

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Frances Condell, Mayor of Limerick

Our monthly lunchtime talk focuses on Frances Condell, a former parishioner of Limerick City Parish and the first female Lord Mayor of Limerick City.

History Talk & Tour - John Jebb, Bishop & Ecumenist

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - John Jebb, Bishop & Ecumenist

Bishop John Jebb's Statue in the Jebb Chapel is one of the most striking in Saint Mary's Cathedral. In 1822, he was made Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. Hear his story.

Christmas Carols for the City at Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

December (date to be confirmed)

Christmas Carols for the City at Saint Mary's Cathedral

The service of Carols for the City is an opportunity for people to join us in the Church of Ireland's rich musical tradition of congregational singing, led by the Cathedral Choir.

History Talk & Tour - Saint Mary's Cathedral Musical Legacy

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 (13.15h)

History Talk & Tour - Saint Mary's Cathedral Musical Legacy

Come along to Saint Mary's Cathedral and hear about our rich musical legacy.