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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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...more
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21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 9472
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Besides beautiful stained glass, intriguing corners and inscriptions, the stories in this Cathedral are brought to life by the talented guides. A must for the first time visitor.

Thank maggie9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have long since planned a visit to St Patrick's Cathedral. So finally got there. It is just so interesting. Very informative information as you walk around. At this time of year no major queues. A visit here is well worth it. Christchurch next time....More

Thank annef918
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a visit more to drink in some history of Ireland and Dublin in particular. History of the church dates back to perhaps the eighth century although nothing remains of those early structured as the church has been rebuilt of early foundations and extended many...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cathedral is worth a tour. The feature that stood out to me was the amazing and colorful floor. It was like a quilt with different patterns throughout. Of course, with an eight hundred year old building, there is tons of history.

Thank Doug O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended a concert at St. Patrick's on a Sunday evening and were made to feel that we were trespassers. The cathedral is beautiful and historic and I was walking around looking at some of the statues and 2 priests approached me and pretty much...More

Thank TravelBoomerang
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awe inspiring interior and wonderful tributes to saints and statesman of the past. In particular Jomathan Swift and Edward Synge.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must if you are visiting Dublin and to admire the architecture of the building. Would not recommend to spend longer than 30 minutes

Thank AlfredoBC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old Cathedral. Johnathan Swift buried here! It’s well worth a visit. The archways are amazing as are the windows.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The architecture is fantastic. For those that like to visit churches, it is worth the time. If you’ve been to St Patrick’s in NYC, this is far older and much smaller. Be sure to go visit Marsh’ library which is right next door too (if...More

Thank FrequentTravelDenver
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful medieval cathedral with many different areas to view. Services are still held daily. Jonathan Swift is buried under the cathedral floor. Stained glass windows, ancient grave slabs,a stone pulpit and the Knights of St Patrick flags with armor helmets are there to see. What...More

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September 19, 2018|
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Response from RKSheehan | Reviewed this property |
According to the St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin website, stpatrickscathedral. ie/visit/ tours are Mon.-Fri from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Nov.-Feb. During these months tours stop at 5 p.m. on... More
September 8, 2018|
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Response from auntjill7 | Reviewed this property |
Pants will be fine. Tour with guide takes a while but they also offer a great self tour with excellent signage and brochure.
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No not to go to Mass but you have to get there a little early to get a seat. If you are just going to see the Catheredral then you have to buy a ticket.