Christ Church Cathedral - Plan Your Visit

What can I expect
  • Discover one of Ireland's most stunning cathedrals
  • Go underground the the medieval crypt.
  • Be lucky and get the chance to ring the famous Christ Church bells on a guided tour
  • See the Treasures of Christ Church Cathedral exhibition

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral

Located in the heart of Medieval Dublin, and renowned for its beauty, architecture and exquisite floor tiles, Christ Church Cathedral is home to the famous 12th Century crypt, one of the oldest and largest in Britain and Ireland.

Christ Church Cathedral Crypt

The medieval crypt is a fascinating part of this historic building where visitors can discover fascinating artefacts and memorials. The famous mummified Cat & Rat is an unusual exhibit, and was even mentioned in James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.

Treasures of Christ Church Exhibition

The restored 12th century crypt, one of the largest in Ireland or the UK, is home to the fantastic Treasures of Christ Church exhibition, which also showcases an audion visual of the cathedral's history by Louis Marcus. The exhibition features manuscripts and artefacts that give the visitor insight into the almost one thousand years of worship in the cathedral and nearby churches.

Among the rare church silver is the stunning royal plate given by King William III in 1697 as a thanksgiving for his victory at the battle of the Boyne. Also on display are the conserved tabernacle and the candlesticks used in 1689 under James II when the Latin rites were restored for a three-month period.

The Treasury also plays host to a rare 14th Century copy of the Magna Carta Hiberniae which is the centrepiece of an exhibition.

Christ Church Cathedral Tickets

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

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Getting to Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is located at Christ Church Place, Dublin 8.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: The Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour has a stop right outside Christ Church Cathedral. Buy your ticket here.

Walk: From Trinity College Dublin, the Cathedral is 800m walking distance - this is a 10 minute walk approx. (On the way, we suggest visiting the peaceful Dubh Linn Gardens on the grounds of Dublin Castle!)

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

 

Attractions close to Christ Church Cathedral include St. Patrick's Cathedral and Teeling Whiskey Distillery

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