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St Patrick's Cathedral

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St Patrick's Close, Dublin City, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. Built between 1220 and 1260 the Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Jonathan Swift who is one of around 700 burials on site of St Patrick's.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers visitors a rich and compelling cultural experience and is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. It is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is the largest Cathedral in the country. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the 1700s and he is one of many burials on site. The Cathedral is world famous for its choir which still performs daily during school term and in recent years the Lady Chapel, dating from 1270, has been restored to its original glory and a new exhibition called Lives Remembered has opened which includes a specially commissioned tree sculpture and marks the centenary of World War 1. Guided tours of the Cathedral happen regularly throughout the day or a free App can be used for self-guide purpose.

Times of Services
Mon - Fri: 09.00: Sung Matins (school term only), 11.05: Holy Eucharist (Wed & Thurs only) 17.30: Choral evensong
Saturday: 11.05: Holy Eucharist
Sunday: 08.30: Holy Eucharist. 11.15: Sung Eucharist / Matins. 15.15: Choral Evensong