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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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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...more
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21-50 Patrick's Close | Off Clanbrassil St., Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 9472
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am proud to call Saint Patrick's home to my first European cathedral experience. I was impressed with the towering exterior, which also served as a park to residents and tourists alike. Beautiful flowers added elegance and color. Upon entering you could notice the years...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Siren6214
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most Dubliners will not have been here, but they have truely missed out on their own history. It's partly to do with the Cathedral being Anglican now. What an atmosphere. Okey brief history, St Patrick's Cathedral is tbe National cathedral of Ireland whereas Christ Church...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Look up at the window in the West End of the Cathedral to see the story of Saint Patrick’s life from his capture as a slave and going right up to his death and burial in Ireland.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Entrance was under €10 and there are free guided tours every hour that take about 45 minutes. While the cathedral was heavily restored by one of the Guineas family in the 1800s its still easy to see its medieval beauty. I’d definitely recommend the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 149stuartc
Reviewed 4 days ago

First i was thinking that this is again "another church". But it wasn´t. This place has a lot of stuff inside. Also things to do with kids. Our favourite thing was scrathing pictures of saints on to the paper.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pasil767
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Apart from the fact that it is a nice cathedral I always consider how kid friendly is the activity. They had a fun tool to copy motifs. Also the big touch screen tablet was very interesting to brows information. There was also a tree that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked into this church and knew immediately I would want to spend far more time there than the group I was with. Everywhere you look there is a new surprise and was fascinated with it all. I ventured downstairs and went back in time...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 6 days ago

it is quite a dirve if you dont mind getting out a bit. its also quite small, but worth seeing. especially as st patrick is so important here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked reading the information about the church there was even some touch and use educational nook which would have been great for younger children to help them understand. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful church I have been in. Anyone that is interested in churches and history would love it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from RKSheehan | Reviewed this property |
According to the St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin website, stpatrickscathedral. ie/visit/ tours are Mon.-Fri from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Nov.-Feb. During these months tours stop at 5 p.m. on... More
September 8, 2018|
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Response from auntjill7 | Reviewed this property |
Pants will be fine. Tour with guide takes a while but they also offer a great self tour with excellent signage and brochure.
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
No not to go to Mass but you have to get there a little early to get a seat. If you are just going to see the Catheredral then you have to buy a ticket.