Tour of the Cathedral

Patrick Sarsfield

Hidden away under the shade of the large chestnut tree on the church grounds is a larger than life bronze statue of one of Limericks greatest heroes, General Patrick Sarsfield. The statue was designed by John Lawlor inspired from drawings made by local artist Henry O'Shea.

General Patrick Sarsfield defended Limerick successfully during the Willamite sieges of 1690 and 1691 and signed the Treaty of Limerick to end the siege, he left Ireland for France with his Jacobite army, their departure later became know, as the Flight of the Wild Geese. Patrick Sarsfield died from wounds he received at the battle of Landen 1693.