Welcome to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin!

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.

The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion) and also serves as a popular tourist attraction in Ireland.

Today the Cathedral is open to all people as an architectural and historical site, but principally as a place of worship. Charges are made for those visiting for sightseeing and these contributions directly support the future of this holy and historic building.

Today's Services

Monday 22 December

17:30 Choral Evensong
See all our services and events

Latest News 

  • Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
    Broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1
    Christmas Eve at 16.00

  • Christmas at Saint Patrick's
    Details of services throughout the festive season available online - click here for more details

  • What's on in 2015?
    Click here for a taster

  • Organ Scholarship for 2015/16 available
    Click here for more details.

  • December's Close News available here