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Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8
Built to Honour Ireland's Patron Saint

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has contributed much to Irish life throughout its long history. Founded in 1191, the church was raised to cathedral status in 1224 and from 1713 to 1745 Jonathan Swift was Dean!

Music plays an integral part in the daily life of the Cathedral - the choir sings two services every day during school terms and is the only Cathedral in Ireland to do so. Handel’s ‘Messiah’ received its first performance in 1742 sung by the combined choirs of Saint Patrick’s and Christ Church Cathedrals.


Open: Open year round. See website for opening times and service times. Admission fees apply.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus numbers 27, 49, 54a, 56a, 77a or 150

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to St. Stephen’s Green


Contact Information

Address:Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

Phone:+353 1 453 9472

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3395, -6.2722