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

Thursday 29 January

09:00 Sung Matins
17:30 Choral Evensong
See all our services and events

Latest News 

  • Music at Saint Patrick's in 2015
    Click here for a taster

  • A Ceremony of Carols: Sunday 1st February at 15.15
    sung by the Cathedral Girl Choristers with Dianne Marshall (harp). 

  • Organ Scholar appointed for September 2015.

  • January's Close News available here