Built in Honour of Ireland's Patron Saint

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized 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 destination.

On view are a selection of artefacts related to Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and Dean of the Cathedral from 1713–1745, including his epitaph, death mask, writings and parchment awarding him Freedom of the City of Dublin.

Perhaps more than any other building in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s embodies the history and heritage of Irish people of all backgrounds from the earliest times to the present day.

  • The present building dates from 1220
  • On view are a selection of artefacts related to Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and Dean of the Cathedral from 1713–1745
  • 43 metre high spire
  • Regular concerts and events

Open Daily Year Round

See the website for opening times.


Admission Rates Apply

See the website for admission prices.

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

SHOPPING: There is a small gift shop located within the Cathedral where visitors can help support the mission of the Cathedral through purchasing souvenirs of their visit.

PARKING: Free Coach parking is available in the Cathedral Close.

GUIDE TOURS: Free Guided Tours. Audio Guides are also available.

Getting There

At the junction of Patrick’s St and Upper Kevin St, easy walk from city centre.

Public Transport
Bus: See www.dublinbus.ie
Luas (Green): St. Stephen’s Green (5 min walk)
Luas (Red): Fatima (15 min walk)

Map Location: 53.339515, -6.271477
Contact Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Ireland

Eircode: D08 NW98
T: +353 (0)1 453 9472
E: info@stpatrickscathedral.ie
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