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The following videos are part of the "Tales from our Timeline" online exhibition. The videos can either be viewed as stand alone pieces or as an accompaniment to visiting the Cathedral. QR codes, linking to this content, have been placed at relevant points throughout the building and can be accessed using a smartphone. (Smartphones must have a QR scanner installed. Learn more about how this works.)
This video recounts some of the physical changes which have occured within the Cathedral over the last 800 years.
This video shows a reenactment of one of the most famous stories relating to the Cathedral and the possible origins of the expression "To chance your arm."
This video examines some of the links between Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Jonathan Swift (best known as the author of "Gulliver's Travels").
The seventeenth century was probably the most turbulent period in the Cathedral's history. This video looks at how it was affected by one particular event during this time, the Battle of the Boyne.
This video examines the Cathedral's connections with the man who it is named after, St Patrick. Also featured in this piece are some of the many images and statues depicting the saint, which are still on show in the building today
This video explores the musical tradition of the Cathedral which continues up to the present day.
Conservation at the Cathedral
This clip was created in 2007 during a major restoration of the Cathedral's tower. (Courtesy of Benjamin and Beauchamp architects)
Stained Glass in the Cathedral
The Cathedral has an usual collection of stained glass windows from the 19th and 20th century. In this video Cathedral Administrator Gavan Woods tells some of the stories behind these unusal windows.
"Chancing your arm"
Cathedral manager Louis Parminter tells one of the most famous stories relating to the Cathedral; the origins of the expression "To chance your arm".
This video (taken in the mid 1980s) shows the combined men and boys choir performing a Nativity Carol.
Bell-ringing at St Patrick's
This short video shows the bells being rung from the ringing room in the Minot Tower of St Patrick's Cathedral.
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