Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
4.5
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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dave h
Fort Myers, FL62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful Church of Ireland Anglican Cathedral on the site where a Viking Church stood some 1,000+ years ago. Easy walk across the street from Waterford Crystal and Factory Store. Cathedral needs some repair and maintenance due to it's 250 year age. Nice gift shop inside near the entrance. Free entry.
Written August 15, 2023
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Roz L
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Impressive, yet welcoming cathedral building with an interesting history and interior features. Particularly struck by the decoration around the altar area, ‘the cadaver tomb’ of James Rice and the ‘Child’ stained glass window.
Liked the fact that all visitors were free to take as many photos as they wanted without needing to fork out for a permit (as in other major churches). I ended up snapping quite a few!
Was greeted by Geoffrey (member of staff on the desk) who was friendly, efficient and VERY knowledgeable. I reckon he should start leading tours. He could well be an untapped asset!
Cheers, Geoffrey - really enjoyed talking to you. Most enlightening - and amusing: your ‘Bach’ anecdote was a classic! 👍 (Oh..Sorry if I’ve spelt your name wrong..)
Also some lovely gifts in the small shop area. Great all round. 😊
Written May 15, 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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20508143
Waterford, Ireland367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK7,257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Frank 2510
Dublin, Ireland391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. I enjoyed the different strands of architecture and most of all the marvellous windows that allowed so much light to enter this sacred place. There was one stain glass window and I was fascinated by this with its delightful colours which were very rich depicting both night and day. The window was that of A. E Child entitled 'Sorrow and Joy' dating from 1930. The inscription 'Sorrow may endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning'.

Equally stunning was the stucco ceilings of which great care has been taken decorated to perfection with restful colours surrounding it. As for the pipe organ this is the' piece de resistance' in every sense of the word. Take note of the delicate winding stairway to it. A perfect combination.

The gentleman on duty was most gracious in everyway and faultless in his presentation of all that enhances this beautiful space.
Written March 14, 2018
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Popdani K
Clonegal, Ireland69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This cathedral is chock full of history and you can easily spend an hour here taking in the beautiful architecture and reading about how it all came into being.
Also, while you're there search out Sheila, a lovely woman docent who, in addition to being kind and lovely, is quite knowledgeable about Christ Church Cathedral and all things Ireland.
Written August 23, 2016
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Nora T
Waterford, Ireland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Beautiful 18th century cathedral. Both Catholic and Church of Ireland Cathedrals in Waterford were designed by the same man, John Roberts and are very different. Christ Church has an amazing ceiling. There are many memorials in the church and the tomb of a merchant named Rice, which is well worth a look! There are daily tours of the church which are most interesting but the information leaflet really tells you a lot., There is a small shop at the back of the church. The church is situated within the Viking Triangle so is close to other attractions and hard to miss.
Written July 30, 2016
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DeeWaterfordIreland
Waterford Ireland44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
On entering the Cathedral you will see a jaw dropping gorgeous Waterford Crystal Chandelier hanging from the ceiling, it is amazing. I could sit just looking at it all day. It is stunning.
Written February 9, 2016
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mbt55
Thousand Oaks, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
This cathedral is large and beautiful. It is in the middle of the city, but very peaceful inside. The fee to get in was very reasonable and we could tour at our leisure. The architecture was incredible from the floors to the ceilings. Don't miss going down to the crypt.
Written September 17, 2014
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