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Address: 21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035314539472
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote...
A magnificent cathedral that houses Jonathan Swift's remains (he wrote Gulliver's Travels). It is the only remaining cathedral in Ireland with a daily sung services. A small entrance fee is charged for tourists and all money raised goes back to paying for the upkeep of the building.
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A trip to Dublin will not be complete without visiting Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the final resting place of Jonathan Swift (Author of Gulliver's Travels). The tour was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the 5euros fee is totally worth it! the place is interesting, rich, calm! and even the souvenir shop inside the church is cheaper than the other shops in the city!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A trip to Dublin will not be complete without visiting Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the final resting place of Jonathan Swift (Author of Gulliver's Travels). The tour was excellent and covered the various monuments within the Cathedral very well. I now know the origin of the Irish term "Chancing your arm" and plan to use it more liberally in the... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

How can you come to Dublin and not go to St. Patricks Cathedral? This is such an iconic church, and it felt very special. I've been to prettier churches, but I really felt lucky to be there. Don't miss it on your visit.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Jonathan Swift was once the dean and ordinary of the magnificatn St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The building dates from 1191 and has spires reaching 43 meters. The stained glass windows are impressive and there is a great brass eagle pulpit symbolizing "the Word of God being carried all over the Earth". This church is both beautiful and rich with... More 

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Trier, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

And really interesting to see however I had the impression they are using the entry fee to avoid crowds. Its a bit expensive with 6euros for adult and not so much impessive as the Trier cathedral for free. still ok if you have time . The outside park is really cool and for free

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The cathedral was very impressive, i went on a walking tour in Dublin and it finished here. There was lots of historical information all around the cathedral and it was beautiful to look at.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here for Mass on Sunday and the service and Church are amazing. The ground around the church are present, but inside is incredible. Must go and try to attend mass if you can, great experience.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was 5 euros for a student ticket. The cathedral was beautiful, but to be honest, like every other cathedral I have visited as well. What made it different was the guidance we had received along the cathedral, because a statue is just another statue unless the story behind it is told to me. She was very clear, and highlighted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I feel blessed to have been here. It was beautifull and so much history. I cried of happiness when the Choir started to sing. No word can describe the beauty of it. I really feelt like I stepped into a holy place.

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Rosenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well O hesitated a while.. actually 3 years.. before I went to have a guided Tour in St Patrick's Cathedral. How positive impressed I wer when I had this experiance! It is more a museum than a church and FULL of stories. The St.Pat-TourGuides are greate, make you see importance and little things about this and that historical person. Don't... More 

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