Month: June 2016

Cathedral Choir School Fundraising Concert Update xxx

  The Cathedral Organist, Stuart Nicholson, presents a cheque to the Principal and Board of Management of the Choir School. Mr Nicholson and his choristers gave a wonderful concert on the 10 June. Those attending gave generously and the result is that over €2,000 was donated. All proceeds of the collection this year were earmarked… Read more »

Commemorating the Battle of the Somme xxx

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has teamed up with the Imperial War Museum in order to hold a commemorative screening of the feature film “The Battle of the Somme” on July 1st at 19.30. The screening will coincide with the centenary of the battle which is being marked across Europe in July. Thousands of Irish people were killed… Read more »

Family Workshops in July and August xxx

Following up on the recent success of our Easter family workshops, the Cathedral’s education department are delighted to announce our exciting new programme of family friendly events that will be held in the Cathedral on Tuesdays throughout July and August. Book a place Bookbinding Tile Making Manuscript Illumination Felt Tapestries Music Workshop  Story-Telling We have… Read more »

The History of the Building xxx

An 800-year-old building constructed on the site of an ancient well supposedly used by Saint Patrick himself. Medieval construction The present Cathedral building, in terms of shape and size, dates from 1220-1259. It was constructed on the site of an ancient well (which was supposed to have been used by Saint Patrick himself). The building… Read more »

Saint Patrick and the Cathedral xxx

Very little information exists which provides definitive details about the life of Saint Patrick. He is said to have passed through Dublin in the 5th Century. According to legend he used a well somewhere in the vicinity (of what is now Saint Patrick’s Cathedral) to baptise new converts to Christianity. In 1901 building works beside the Cathedral unearthed… Read more »

New Visitor Entrance xxx

Until recently, visitors to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral have entered through the southwest porch, coming in to the nave towards the west end of the Cathedral. With both individual visitors and groups using the same single door, the area around the entrance was very crowded during busy times. To make the entry process easier for visitors, we’ve introduced a… Read more »