Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral stands on the hill from which the City of Armagh derives its name—Ard Macha; the hill of Macha. The foundation stone was laid in the year 445 AD but the church itself has been destroyed and rebuilt 17 times.
Less than half a mile away on the adjoining hill is Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Both Cathedrals are part of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Saint Patrick’s Trail.
Visitors to the cathedral are welcome to join any of the Sunday or daily services, or just spend time either in quiet reflection or looking at the beautiful architecture.
Guided tours are available, please contact the Cathedral for further details.
April to October 09.00 to 17.00
November to March 09.00 to 16.00
Group tours must be pre-arranged with the Cathedral Steward
10.00 – Holy Communion (no sermon or hymns) – traditional form
11.00 – Sung Eucharist – contemporary form
15.15 – Choral Evensong (sung)
Weekday Services (Mon-Sat)
9.30 – Morning Prayer (said)
Wednesday 9.30 – Holy Communion, contemporary form.
Admission Prices 2018:
Children: Free admission
City centre parking
The Cathedral is located in Armagh City
Cathedral Close, Armagh, BT61 7EE, Northern Ireland
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