St. John's Cathedral, Limerick (must see)
Hardwick favored a Gothic Revival architectural style for his design. The building, faced with limestone, is minimalist in external decoration. The windows are small, and there is only one statue on the facade. The tower and spire are a bit more lavish. The most recent restorations were to the roof and outside stonework in 2004.
The bishop's chair was carved in Munich in 1894. The chair sits in the center of the apse, framed by the high altar. The altar is of Limerick marble, underlaid with alabaster and colored marble. An alabaster sculpture depicts the sacrifice of Abraham.
St John's Cathedral is located at Cathedral Place, not far from King John's Castle, the Treaty Stone, and the English Town district of Limerick.
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Walking Tours in Limerick, Ireland
St Munchin had been the first bishop of Limerick in 652. In 812, Vikings... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles