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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 9472
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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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21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 9472
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's basically a gift shop inside a church. I was expecting so much more. Unless you are dying to see Jonathan Swift's lectern, just walk by.

Thank casey66
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to seeing this. You walk in and a gift shop is set up to your left, which even sells cheap Temple Bar magnets. They took a beautiful church and turned it in to cheap tourist trap. I was totally disappointed...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a beautiful place to visit. Visited on a Sunday so we had to wait as Mass had already begun. Wish we had been earlier as I am sure the service would be as amazing as the cathedral itself.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so many Cathedrals in Dublin it could be over whelming, but there is so much diversity in style it never grows old to step inside each of them.

Thank Trainee80
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boyles Law (science geeks know) and Gullivers Travels connected through centuries of parish history. Well executed displays and a special area dedicated to those who gave service to their nations during the wars. Very detailed stained glass as well.

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like all Anglican cathedrals in the UK, a hefty entrance fee is paid, unlike those in the states or on the continent, which must come as a surprise to visitors from these area's. For this fee you get to enjoy a large shop selling tourist...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As an Anglican ("Church of Ireland") church, St Patrick's is associated with the troubled English "Ascendancy" over Ireland. But it was the church of Swift("Gulliver's Travels"), who became an Irish hero in the 1720s, and its beautiful gardens and welcoming services are open to all....More

Thank MomentaryStay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful! Even if you are not religious at all, you need to visit this place. The history and beauty of it are just breath taking.

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful church with a long history but, as they say, you"ve seen one you've seen them all! Large tour groups clog the church and it's difficult to see what is really there.

Thank garyamc
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is in great condition despite the age of it. The grassy area out front is lovely to sit on during a sunny day (or any day that isn't raining) I would recommend going down regardless to see the Cathedral. The building is so...More

Thank Rachael S
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Chalee N
18 May 2017|
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Response from Krista C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do a self guided tour, but there is a charge. However it is included in the Dublin pass if you get that.There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity but some areas nearby. I'm not certain on the hours, but... More
Katie C
16 April 2017|
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Response from Gwyneth006_8 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a Friday Morning around 11am and it was not too busy at this time of day
Linda K
5 April 2017|
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Response from StPatricksCathedral | Property representative |
Dear Linda K, Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican Communion). Our services, including our Sunday Evensong service, are open to all. We look forward to... More