Cathedral dating back to 1220

St. Patricks Cathedral

Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.

The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion) and also serves as a popular tourist attraction in Ireland.

Today the Cathedral is open to all people as an architectural and historical site, but principally as a place of worship.

The Cathedral is located at the junction of Patrick Street and Upper Kevin Street. It is easily accessible by foot from the hotel and takes just 15 mins. We are sure you will navigate to it via the many other attractions along the way including Dublin Castle & Grafton Street but it is absolutely worth a visit on your trip to Dublin.

Guided tours are available daily to showcase the many features and history of the church. Because the Cathedral does not receive regular government funding, those who visit it as an attraction are asked to pay a small admission fee. This fee helps to pay for the enormous costs relating to the upkeep of the building.

Opening Times (March-October):

Monday to Friday: 09.00- 17.00

Saturday: 09.00- 18.00

Sunday: Currently only open for worship

Opening Times (November-February):

Monday to Friday: 09.00- 17.00

Saturday: 09.00- 18.00

Sunday: Currently only open for worship


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