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Street view of the Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

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Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin


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.


Fast becoming one of the most popular things to do in Dublin, the Belfry visit can also be added on to the 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.

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Christ Church Cathedral illuminated by the sunset
People walking and riding towards Christ Church Cathedral bridge
Useful Information
Opening Hours

March & October:

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 18.00 hrs

Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30 hrs; 16.30 – 18.00 hrs


April to September

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 19.00 hrs

Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30; 16.30 – 19.00 hrs


November to February:

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00 hrs

Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30 hrs


Closed on 26th December.

The last admission is 45 minutes before closing.


Notes for Group Leaders

This is a self guided tour. Contact us for prices, if your group would like a guided tour.


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.

Duration of Visit

Approximately 30 minutes for a self-guided tour of the Cathedral only.



Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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