Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Close, off Patrick St, D8,
t. (+353) (0)1 453 9472,
Over 800 years old, Ireland’s largest church
and the island’s National Cathedral for the
Church of Ireland was founded beside a
sacred well where Saint Patrick is said to have
converted pagans to Christianity. Jonathan
Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was Dean
from 1713-1745. He is buried near the
entrance and his death mask and a selection
of artefacts are on display. The World War I
exhibition is also not to be missed. In 1742
Handel’s Messiah was premiered in the Cathedral and a strong singing tradition
continues today, with two sung services daily (except Sat) during school term –
the only Cathedral to do so in Britain and Ireland. Perhaps more than any other
building in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s embodies the history and heritage of Irish
people of all backgrounds from the earliest times to the present day. Come and
enjoy one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions and celebrate its place in
the life of the city, its history and role in the future.
Open daily for visitors with
guided tours available. Adult €8.00, Senior/Student €7.00, Family (2+2) €18.
Group rates available. See

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