The largest church in Ireland and a place of worship for many Roman Catholics, St Patrick’s Cathedral opens its doors to visitors all year around. Regardless of your religious believes all are welcome, so when in Dublin take a walk through the cathedral and learn about the history. Having existed for over 1500 years, 500 deceased have been buried within the grounds. The Cathedral holds regular services and choir schools, with approximately 300,000 visitors attending each year. The organ is also worth noting upon your tour, although restored over the years the instrument dates back to 1695 and is still played today.
Dublin airport is the nearest airport, less than an hour away. Whilst all are welcome to attend service, admission for visitors is €6 per adult/€5 OAP or students and family tickets (two adults, two children) are available for €15. Opening times Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm with Sundays staggered throughout the day due to church service.
Take advantage of the free iOS and Android Apps to learn more upon your visit, or join a free guided tour (unavailable Sundays). As an active Cathedral there are public services with regular acts of worship, check the official site for times if you wish to attend.
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Take in the history of Dublin Castle or spend your holiday money along the many famous shops in Grafton Street. Visit the Guinness Storehouse, home of the famous Irish Stout, sample whisky at the Old Jameson Distillery or make the most of your night out in Temple Bar.
For more information about St Patrick’s Cathedral: opening hours, admission details, directions, public tours, worshipping at St Patrick’s Cathedral or to learn more about the history and faith of the community then check the official website here.
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