OpenHouse Limerick

St Mary's Cathedral: What Lies Beneath


Celebrate Culture Night with Open House Limerick, we invite the public to join us for ‘What Lies Beneath’, a guided walking tour of St. Mary’s Cathedral grounds led by archaeologist John Elliott.

Date: 17th September 2021

Time: 6 - 7pm

Capacity: 40 people

Location: Merchant Quay, in front of St. Marys Cathedral

Cost: Free



St. Mary’s Cathedral


For over 850 years, St Mary's Cathedral has dominated the skyline of the historic core of Limerick City. Join archaeologist John Elliott on a tour of the cathedral grounds, where the history of the development of the building will be gleaned from the surviving medieval fabric. The tour will also investigate elements of the medieval streetscape of the city that survive in the cathedral grounds. This Culture Night tour forms part of the Open House Limerick 2021 Architectural Festival. 

This event begins at Merchant Quay, in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral at 6pm on September the 17th, and will last for approximately 1 hour. This project is funded by Limerick City and County Council Culture & Arts Office.