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Christ Church Cathedral

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A TIMELESS PLACE OF WORSHIP IN DUBLIN’S CITY CENTRE

Christ Church Cathedral was founded originally as a Viking church in the 11th century. It wasn’t until the 12th century that it was incorporated into the Irish church.

At this time in history, archbishop Laurence O’Toole was appointed to reform the church. O’Toole is more well-known now as the patron saint of Dublin.

Parts of the cathedral collapsed in the 1500s and were rebuilt, leading to more serious reconstruction work in the 1870s.

For this reason, the current structure is highly Victorianised. But there are still parts of Christ Church that date back to the 13th century, giving you a window into its former glory.

Today, you can walk through the crypt and admire fragments from different time periods. You’ll also find two 17th-century statues of Charles II and James II, Kings of England, Ireland and Scotland.

During your visit, make sure to keep an eye out for the tomb of a reclining knight. It is called Strongbow’s Grave, after the Anglo-Norman who helped destroy the church in 1170.

Christ Church Cathedral is open daily to visitors for an entrance fee. There is the option to take a guided tour.

Next door, the Dublinia exhibition highlights the history of Medieval Dublin. The building is connected to the cathedral by a bridge.

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Tours including Christ Church Cathedral

You could experience Christ Church Cathedral through any one of these tours below.

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