The Nave is magnificent in its beauty. It contains the tomb of Richard de Clare (Strongbow), a medieval Norman-Welsh peer and warlord, notable for his leading role in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. It also includes the heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole (1128 –1180), who is Dublin’s patron saint, and was Archbishop of Dublin at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
The restored 12th-century crypt, one of the largest in Ireland or the UK, now houses the important Treasures of Christ Church exhibition. The exhibition features manuscripts and artefacts that give the visitor some impression of nearly one thousand years of worship in the cathedral and nearby churches.
Outstanding among the rare church silver is the stunning royal plate given by King William III in 1697 as a thanksgiving for his victory at the battle of the Boyne. The Treasury also plays host to a rare 14th Century copy of the Magna Carta Hiberniae.
July & August 2020
Monday – Wednesday, CLOSED
Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Please contact the cathedral office for opening times in September.
“Last Updated 06/08/2020”
Throughout the year, Christ Church Cathedral hosts a diverse range of events including concerts and recitals. The famous Christ Church Cathedral Choir also stage special concerts during the year. Their Christmas Carols are not to be missed. You can see the ever-changing events schedule on their website.
Admission Rates 2020
Self-Guided Tour Admission Rates
Child €3.50 Family €20
For July & August 2020, 2 children go free of charge with every one paying adult.
Christ Church cathedral is located in the heart of Dublin city centre and within walking distance of other major attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Also a 15 minute walk from Heuston Station.
Please visit the cathedral website for further information: https://christchurchcathedral.ie/visit-us/getting-there/
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
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