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Christ Church Cathedral

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  • Name: Christ Church Cathedral
  • Address: Christchurch Place Dublin 8
  • Phone Number: 01 6778099
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Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Journey through 1,000 years of worship and history in the spiritual heart of Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral one of  Dublin's oldest heritage sites, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, magnificent architectural features and stunning floor tiles, it is also popular as a venue and plays host to many concerts and events. 
  • Explore the medieval crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland, uniquely extending under the entire cathedral
  • The mummified cat and rat, trapped in the organ in the 1860s and made famous by James Joyce in his novel Finnegan's wake
  • Visit The Treasury and witness the priceless treasures that have been housed here for centuries including the magnificent gilt plate commissioned to celebrate the victory of William III at the Battle of the Boyne 
  • The tomb of Strongbow, leader of the Normans who captured Dublin in 1170
  • The medieval reliquary that contains the heart of St Laurence O’Toole, patron saint of Dublin
  • No optical illusion - The Leaning Wall of Dublin, out of line by 46cm
Guided Tours 
Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims with our Medieval tours of the cathedral. Hosted by our qualified tour guide, don’t miss this fascinating insight into the history of this magnificent cathedral. 
Belfry Tours
Climb up to the Bell Tower for a spectacular view of the city. Guided by our Master Bell Ringer, this unique tour will give you a rare insight into the ancient art of campanology and its place in the cultural history of Dublin.
Combined tours during weekdays are also available. 
Lunchtime Recitals
Visiting choirs and soloists from all over the world regularly perform at Christ Church Cathedral during lunchtime. Entry is included into the normal cathedral admission fee. See for further details
Information leaflets available in most major world languages
Monday-Saturday Opening Hours:
March - May  9.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15)
June - September  9.00-19.00 (last entry 18.15)
October - April  9.00-17.00 (last entry 16.15)
Sunday Opening Hours: 
12.30-14.30 / 16.30-18.00 
November - February