Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Christ Church Cathedral
4.5
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
About
Come explore nearly 1000 years of history The cathedral opens its doors to visitors throughout the year. People of all faiths and none are invited to explore its history, worship with us, and enjoy quiet moments of reflection. There is no entrance fee, but donations toward the upkeep of this unique cathedral are gratefully received. Visitors may avail of free interpretive guides to the cathedral, which was made possible by funding from the Heritage Council. The audio guide can be downloaded in advance of your visit at https://izi.travel/en/20f8-christ-church-cathedral/en#8fcb-a-short-history-of-christ-church-cathedral/en
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,700 contributions
Nice cathedral
Aug 2020
The cathedral is free to visit, but unfortunately, it is not open on bank holidays. King Strongbow and queen Aoife married here.
Written August 6, 2020
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Eleanor M
Thurles, Ireland10 contributions
Golden Years Festival Service held in the Cathedral
Nov 2019
The Dean gave a wonderful and heartfelt talk. The men's choir during the service and the singing of songs after the service were first class. I was impressed to learn that the same architect did Christ's Church Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral.
Written December 1, 2019
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trackerem
Texas369 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct 2019
It felt a tad like a marketplace, right at the entrance we’re items for sale, including roof pieces, including pieces of centuries old roof! Beautiful, historical.
Written October 16, 2019
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Restless59
Bournemouth, UK1,003 contributions
Name Check
Oct 2019 • Solo
Having once visited Christchurch Cathedral in NZ before it was partly destroyed in the earthquake and living near to Christchurch in Dorset I just had to be nosey and take a peek. It’s actually a lovely airy building inside and quite impressive.
Written October 9, 2019
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TonyBond
Sarratt, UK104 contributions
Fine buidling well presented
Sep 2019
Surpisingly austere to me, this remains an interestinb and impressive building for me. I greatly enjoyed following the simple guide to its historical elements, including the gruesome cadaver tomb. I also had a chat with one of the staff who was very helpful and informative. Very good community feel to it. The converse to my visit to the Catholic cathedral, I have to say. Worth adding that (extraordinarily) both cathedrals were built by the same man, but it is a great tribute to him that to me at least they seemed unrelated.
Written September 23, 2019
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CapTX1
Austin, TX15 contributions
Geocacher wanders in...
Sep 2019
Was picking up a few geocaches in the area and saw the open cathedral door, so wandered in for a look. Very interesting historic building. The whole area is awesome. Added to the day of geocaching. Geocaching.com 'TXLiz'
Written September 16, 2019
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nursemanager9
Arkansas City, KS395 contributions
Beautiful!
Aug 2019
We just enjoy going into old churches and this one did not disappoint us though not as ornate as others we've been to.
Written August 30, 2019
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20508143
Waterford, Ireland360 contributions
The ceiling alone is well worth a visitt
Nov 2018
Not as opulent as its close Catholic neighbour but an impressive building all the same. It is wonderful to see these aging Cathedrals restored & maintained . The two Waterford crystal chandeliers give are just perfect & if you are lucky enough to hear the organ being played then you will have had a truly memorable visit.
We later found out that it is often a venue for music concerts.
Written August 19, 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,496 contributions
Fabulous Cathedral...
Jun 2019 • Friends
'Wow', the most serene and inspiring visit to the most beautiful cathedral.
Can any photo do justice?
Such a beautiful and spiritual place to visit, historic, amazing architecture and 'the' window to God...
Written July 14, 2019
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lgpanther
Oshawa, Canada333 contributions
Great history
Jun 2019 • Couples
Wonderful, with the history dating back to 1096ad. With the different structures and design. Now with a beautiful cathedral inside and out
Written July 6, 2019
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