St John's Cathedral (Limerick)

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St John's Cathedral
St John's Cathedral is located in Ireland
St John's Cathedral
St John's Cathedral
Location in Ireland
52°39′45″N 8°37′00″W / 52.66250°N 8.61667°W / 52.66250; -8.61667Coordinates: 52°39′45″N 8°37′00″W / 52.66250°N 8.61667°W / 52.66250; -8.61667
Location Limerick, Ireland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Consecrated June 1894
Status Cathedral
Style Gothic revival
Years built 1856–1882
Groundbreaking May 1856
Completed 1882
Tower height 94 m (308 ft)
Parish Cathedral
Diocese Limerick
Province Cashel and Emly

St. John's Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Limerick, Ireland. Designed by the architect Philip Charles Hardwick, it has been in continuous use since it was built in 1861. It replaced a chapel founded in 1753.

The most recent restoration work carried out was in 2003/2004 on the roof and exterior stonework. It is a Catholic cathedral, the city's other cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral, being Anglican. The building has the tallest spire in Ireland,[citation needed] at 94m, and is the tallest structure in Limerick.

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