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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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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 - 6:00 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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Beautiful inside

We stumbled in here to get out of the rain, but paid the 6 Euro entry fee to walk around inside. It features a number of alcoves, some lovely stained glass windows and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't disappoint.....very popular for visitors and when we first went there was a huge queue to get in. Be patient. We returned a few hours later and the wait was worth it. Beautiful inside.

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Carrigaline, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Being the largest cathedral in Ireland it is truly an astonishing building. It might not be a bishop's seat and as an Anglican cathedral she is not as richly decorated as a Catholic Cathedral, but she still basks in splendour. It has a thousand year old history and is associated with many of Ireland's leading figures throughout history. It very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled in here to get out of the rain, but paid the 6 Euro entry fee to walk around inside. It features a number of alcoves, some lovely stained glass windows and other architectural features. As a plus there were a number of historical items and everything was well labeled and described.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

St. Patrick's Cathedral is very beautiful and well worth a visit. Impressive architecture and just a lovely experience. I recommend fitting this into your itinerary for a dose of serenity in amongst all the site-seeing hustle and bustle.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The largest cathedral in Ireland, this is also one of the most magnificent monuments in Dublin. The cathedral and park are beautiful and a tour inside the cathedral showing the history of St. Patrick and christianity in Ireland is a good chapter in history. Though there is a small fee, a visit inside the catherdral is must for Dublin visitors.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A grand edifice built in the classic style of the late 12th and 13th centuries and refurbished in the 19th century. Although it is unknown which parts are from the early build and which are from the restoration, it is an impressive building. It has served as both an Anglican and Catholic church and cathedral. Services are still held daily.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

No trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to St Patricks church and gardens. Immerse your self in the majesty of this beautiful cathedral. Take time to walk around and meditate. You will find tranquillity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful cathedral from both an architectural and scenic perspective. Still in regular use even though it dates from 12th century. It is so awe inspiring I can't even put it into words.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

With an entire week in Dublin, we knew we couldn't miss out on the gorgeous Cathedral, but didn't have time during the day to schedule a tour with our other sites and tours already planned. The best thing we did on our trip was to see the cathedral for Evensong on a weekday night. Essentially, it's a half-hour to forty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Although it looks very similar to most Gothic Cathedrals- which are all very impressive, the tour is great. The guide was really informative and light hearted, whereas you pick up so many nuggets of information you would miss if you walked round alone. If you go- the free tour is so worthwhile!

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