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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. Over the past 800 years the building has experienced and survived wars, revolutions and reformations. The Cathedral is the final resting place for approximately 700 people including world famous author Jonathan Swift who was a Dean of the Cathedral.
Saint Patrick’s is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican Communion) and also serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, welcoming 532,000 visitors in 2015.
Perhaps more than any other building in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral embodies the history and heritage of Irish people of all backgrounds from the earliest times to the present day.
- The newly restored 13th century Lady Chapel of the Cathedral
- The Tree of Remembrance - a stark reminder of the effect of conflict on humanity
- The tomb of Jonathan Swift
- The Discovery Space, which includes interactive digital content on the Cathedral’s history and brass rubbings
- Early Christian Grave Slabs
- A beautiful stained glass window telling the story of the life of Saint Patrick in 39 different images
Open Year Round
March - October
Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 10:30, 12:30 - 14:30, 16:30 - 18:30
November - February
Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 10:30, 12:30 - 14:30
Closed: See St. Patrick’s website for closure dates. Note that the Cathedral may close at short notice to facilitate a service
Last admission: 25 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00
Student (with valid ID): €5.00
Child (aged 0-10): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €15.00
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets and site map available in Irish, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Mandarin. Audio guides available in English at a charge.
On-site gift shop.
Paid car parking available off-site. Free coach parking on-site.
Fully accessible with accessible toilets.
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- Nominated as one of the 'Best Attractions in Ireland' at the Irish Tourism Awards 2014.
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Saint Patrick's is situated in the heart of the city, only 10 minutes walk from St Stephen's Green and the Grafton Street area.Saint Patrick's Cathedral Dublin Nearby Attractions
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Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase
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and special rates for seniors, students & families.
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