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St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin


Founded in 1191, St. Patrick’s Cathedral has contributed considerably to Irish life throughout history. The only cathedral in these islands to sing two services everyday, music is an integral part of the beautiful landmark, dating back to 1752 with the debut of Handel’s Messiah.


Aside from the exquisite splendour, its history and characters resonate through every nook in the place. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous wall where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.



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St. Patrick's is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland
Two services are sung every day at St Patrick's Cathedral
Useful Information
Opening Hours

March – October:

Monday – Friday: 9.30 – 17.00 hrs

Saturday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sunday: 09.00 – 10.30 / 12.30 – 14.30 / 16.30 – 18.00 hrs


November – February:

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00 hrs

Saturday: 09.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sunday: 09.00 – 10.30 / 12.30 – 14.30 hrs

The last admission is 15 minutes before closing.

Duration of Visit

Approximately 45 - 60 minutes.



St. Patricks Close, Dublin 8.


2019 Updated Group Leader Supervisory Policy

St. Patrick's Cathedral require 1 adult group leader ( over 18 years) for every 10 students under 18 years old.


Notes for Group Leaders

St. Patrick's Cathedral is great venue for lunchtime performance for music groups. Ask us for more details!

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