North Munster Masonic Centre in Limerick is located in the midst of
the tourist and heritage area of the city, directly across the
road from King Johnís Castle and beside
the former Bishop's Lady's Palace (now the headquarters of
Limerick Civic Trust). For precise details on the
location see below.
Heritage and history are very much part of the tradition of
Freemasonry which is based on legends that date back to the
time of the construction of King Solomonís Temple. Of the many
great buildings erected by the stonemasons in the Middle Ages,
attention has focused on the great cathedrals throughout
Foundation Stone for the Masonic Centre was laid on June
10th, 1999 at a ceremony that was attended by representatives
from Government, Local Government and the Clergy as well as a
number of members of the Order.
official opening, which took place on Friday, September 23rd,
2005, was performed by the then Minister for Defence, local TD Willie O'Dea. Among those present was the then Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Ireland, Eric N Waller and several senior
members of the Order along with a number of interested
Since the official opening
three fine stained glass windows have been all
designed and completed by David Knowles to whom the Province
is very grateful. He was ably assisted in the
installations by his brother Herbert.
visitors using Satellite Navigation Systems, we are listed on
some units under "Museums" in Limerick.
exact address is 9 Castle Street, King's Island, Limerick.
The co-ordinates of the
Centre are 52o 40' 12.92" N and 8o 37'
31.55" W, (Eircode V94 FWP5) while parking can be found in nearby Convent Street
at 52o 40' 12.11" N and 8o 37' 26.80" W
If all else fails, follow the signs for
King John's Castle.
Please note that Parking
Discs are required from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and
5.30pm with a two hour time limit.
These Discs are on sale at Bakehouse 22/Tracey's just around the
corner in Nicholas Street.
can be made by e-mail to:
The Provincial Grand Lodge of North