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Christ Church Cathedral Dublin City


 
 
Most of the cathedral is wheelchair accessible, and guide dogs are permitted inside.

Christ Church Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Dublin is the elder of the city's two mediæval cathedrals. It is officially claimed as the seat or cathedra of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. In practice it has been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, since the Irish Reformation.

The cathedral was begun in 1038 by King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Danish Viking King of Dublin, for the first Bishop of Dublin. Henry II attended the Christmas service at the cathedral in 1171, and in the years thereafter, Strongbow and other Anglo-Norman magnates helped to fund a complete rebuilding of Christ Church, comprising the construction of a choir, choir aisles and transepts, the crypt, and chapels.

Christ Church was extensively renovated in Victorian times, with the sponsorship of distiller Henry Roe, of Mount Anville. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Christ Churchs crypt was used as a market, a meeting place for business, and at one stage even a pub as a letter of 1633 says "the vaults from one end of the minster to the other are made into tippling houses for beer, wine and tobacco".

Dublin's oldest building was erected in 1038 and has been rebuilt several times since. It was the center of medieval Dublin. Inside is a range of oddities and relics, including the heart of St. Laurence, Dublin's patron saint. Open June-August daily 9 am-6 pm, September-May daily 9:45 am-5 pm. Services Monday-Saturday at 10 am, noon, 12:45 and 5 pm; Sunday at 11 am and 3:30 and 5 pm. No groups before 12:45 pm on Sunday. 6 euros adults, free for children accompanied by parents. Access is limited during service times.

Christchurch Place,
Dublin 8 Phone
01-677-8099

Assistance  Guide dogs welcome  Ramp access  Fully Accessible  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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