Christ Church Cathedral

Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

The mother church of the dioceses of Dublin and Dublin’s oldest building, Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin’s most recognised and beautiful landmarks.

Dating back to the 11th century, the cathedral and the exhibition “Treasures of Christ Church” reflect 1000 years of history, architecture and worship in Ireland.

TIP: Christ Church Cathedral Belfry Add on

OUR TIP: Christ Church Cathedral Belfry Add on

Fast becoming one of the most popular things to do in Dublin. The Belfry visit can also be added on to a standard tour to make your groups cathedral experience even more memorable. The Belfry add-on is conducted by an experienced member of the cathedral staff. It includes the chance to climb the 80 steps to the cathedral belfry, admire the view from the roof of the south transept and the chance to actually ring the record-breaking bells! This exclusive tour is only available to groups and group leaders must accompany the students on it.

Opening Times

March & October
Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 18.00
Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30; 16.30 – 18.00

April to September
Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 19.00
Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30; 16.30 – 19.00

November to February
Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00
Sunday 12.30 – 14.30

Closed on 26th December.


30 minutes approximately.


We offer the following tours for your group. Just contact us for more information.

  • Christ Church only – self guided tour
  • Christ Church with Belfry add-on – self guided tour for group with own leaders
  • Christ Church only – guided tour with an English speaking cathedral guide
  • Christ Church standard tour with Dublinia


The last admission is 45 minutes before closing. This is a working cathedral and place of worship so please note that entrance is limited during service times. There may be some restricted access due to services and events so please check for alterations prior to your visit.

++ Great venue for lunchtime performances for music groups. Ask us for more details ++