Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote Gulliver's Travels). It is the only remaining cathedral in Ireland with a daily sung services. A small entrance fee is charged for tourists and all money raised goes back to paying for the upkeep of the building.
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1-2 hours
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Christelle S
15 contributions
Nov. 2022
A beautiful cathedral housing so much history... and people. It was amazing to see the architecture, stained glass windows and care that has been taken of the cathedral. The history was interesting and a audio tour is included with your ticket.
Written November 26, 2022
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A N
Mississauga, Canada71 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Our favourite part of the church was being able to explore the grounds as well as the church itself. The self guided tour was very educational and you could do so at your own pace. The tour booked up fast so plan ahead. They had an outdoor market on Sundays as well which was a bonus.
Written November 13, 2022
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Jim A
Portland, ME1,265 contributions
Oct. 2022
We came here on a tour and was amazed by the beauty of Saint Patrick's. There are many artifacts from days gone by as well as notable burial chambers. If you immersed yourself in its history, you can easily spend an hour here. I would recommend a guided tour to understand all that you are seeing.
Written November 13, 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of our brief time in Dublin. Th Cathedral is an impressive structure from the outside, but it’s real beauty is inside. The stained glass windows, regimental colours, statues and other memorials pay homage to Irish history. There is much to see and admire here. Walking around the grounds is a nice diversion as they are well designed and maintained. An enjoyable experience.
Written November 12, 2022
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stela v
16 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
beautiful church and a fun and educational tour. there is an option to get the audio guide if you dont want to read the educational boards. i especially liked the old flags and for that alone i would definitly reccomend seeing the church from the inside
Written November 7, 2022
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Hayat1965
Frankfurt, Germany30 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Family
We visited Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the late afternoon to be able to stay for the Choral Evensong at 5:30 pm. First we took a tour of the beautiful cathedral, listened to the audio guide and also to the organ music. At around 4:45 pm the choir appeared for their daily practice and at 5:30 pm the Choral Evensong started. Everybody is welcome to join. Nobody asked us what religion we belonged to. Information concerning the process, songs, prayers and what to do when (stand, sit, kneel, sing, pray) is given to each worshipper. The whole experience was amazing including the choral songs and the organ music. The very low tones let‘s you practically vibrate inside. Incredible!
We are not regular church goers but this experience left a deep feeling of peace in our heart and mind. Don’t miss it. No matter which religion you belong to.
Written November 1, 2022
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dmitryk8888
Seattle, WA127 contributions
Oct. 2022
Even if you’re totally “cathedralled and churched out” after a week or two the European trip, do yourself a favor and visit this one. It’s not overwhelming in size, steeped in history, has a free (well, free after the very not-free entrance fee) well-organized audio guide, and where else can you visit Jonathan Swift’s tombstone? All silliness aside, this is one of Dublin’s gems and it shouldn’t be missed.
Written October 20, 2022
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readingteach627
Livonia, MI287 contributions
Oct. 2022
This was one of my favorite places to visit in Dublin. The historical church has wonderful tiled floors and the requisite placards, tombs, etc. There is a stone cover for the well that St. Patrick used inside the church. Take your time and listen to the audioguide.
Written October 16, 2022
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MurfsWife98
Alberta, Canada33 contributions
Oct. 2022
So much history! Very thrilled we got to tour St Patrick's Cathedral. We were in awe with the stained glass and sculptures
Written October 13, 2022
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Zach003
Denmark22 contributions
Oct. 2022
Very beautifull and impressive and with information even in danish! The audioguide (in english) tells a lot of interesting things while taking you round the church. Many beautifull stinglassed windows. But I doubt if Jesus has wisited the cathedral, or at least he hasn't thrown out the shopkeepers. The first you see when you enter the cathedral is a shop selling t-shirts and other souvenirs. It doesn't suit the cathedral very well
Written October 9, 2022
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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