Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
This 1,000-year-old building is used daily for religious ceremonies, yet it has a greater purpose for the community than just being a house of prayer.
Tourists are unaware that a hidden 12th-century crypt holds important relics that have belonged to the church for generations.
Most residents are all too familiar with one of these: the affectionately named Tom and Jerry, a mummified cat and rat that are believed to have become trapped in an organ during a chase.
Christ Church Cathedral, originally a Viking Church, is almost 1,000 years old. It was founded circa 1028, is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and is the spiritual heart of Dublin. It is also one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and a place of pilgrimage through the centuries.
Step into the Cathedral and you will discover its beautiful interior, a magnificent nave, a fascinating medieval crypt, and many important treasures – reflecting part of the history of Ireland, both religious and political.
When you visit, you can choose to enjoy a self-guided tour or a fully-guided tour. Admission tickets can be purchased online here and are valid for use within 365 days of purchase. By purchasing a ticket, you are contributing towards the maintenance of the Cathedral and are helping preserve it for future generations.
There’s so much for you to see and discover at Christ Church Cathedral.
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Senior (65+) €6.50
Child (under 12) €3.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) €20.00
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