Christ Church Cathedral - Things to do in Dublin, Places to Visit

Christ Church Cathedral - Things to do in Dublin, Places to Visit
Address : ChristChurch Place
Dublin 8
Phone :+353 (0)1 6778099
Fax :+353 (0)1 6798991
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Founded in 1030 by Sitriu, King Christ Church Cathedral oldest and a landmark in Dublin, a place to visit. Visitors are welcome weekly and Sunday.

Christ Church Cathedral - Things to do in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral is one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous landmarks. The cathedral was c1030 by King Sitriuc Silkenbeard, in what was once the heart
of Medieval Dublin. A mixture of Gothic, Victorian and Romanesque architecture, it is a must when considering things
to do in Dublin, not to mention it is a spectaular building to see. 

Upon entering the cathedral you are whisked back in time all
the while enjoying modern amenities like the café and gift shop
in the crypt. The cathedral does have regular services and all
are welcome to attend no matter what their faith. Please note
that during service that the peace must be observed and photographs will not be permitted at this time. You can view their service times on their website

Christ Church Cathedral - Places to Visit 

When visiting Christ Church Cathedral, entry to the King’s Treasury and the crypt is included in the admission price. The King’s Treasury houses some of the finest treasure in Ireland including the stunning gilt plate donated by William of Orange after the Battle of the Boyne.

The crypt is the oldest structure still in use in Dublin. Housing the famous cat and rat along with the award winning costumes from the popular TV show The Tudors (much of which was filmed there). The crypt is a stunning space which can also be rented out for events such as wedding receptions, Gala Dinners and Launches. Historically speaking the Cathedral has everything and one of the best places to visit in Dublin

Audio Guides

Guiding you through the cathedral and crypt, the English-speaking audio guide features beautiful music and is a different way to visit the cathedral. Available to purchase at the welcome desk.
Guided Tours-Pre booking is not essential

There are 3 tours available:
The Cathedral, Crypt and Belfry

Monday-Friday 11am | 2pm | 3pm | 4pm
Saturday 11.30am | 1.15pm

The Cathedral and the Crypt
Sunday 1pm

The Belfry
Sunday 1.30pm
(Please note that the belfry is not suitable for small children or the infirm)

Upcoming Events
All upcoming events can be found on the events section of their website at You can also call 01 677 8099 for more information.

Opening Hours March-May

Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm.

Sunday 12.30pm-2.30pm, 4.30pm-6pm


Monday to Saturday 9am-7pm.

Sunday 12.30pm-2.30pm, 4.30pm-7pm


Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.

Sunday 12.30pm-2.30pm

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Admission Prices
Adults €6; Children €2; Seniors and Students €4.50
A discounted combined ticket for entrance to the cathedral and Dublinia is also available at the welcome desk.
Group prices are available upon request


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