Friends of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Members of the Society of the Friends of Saint Patrick's Cathedral support the life, mission, and ministry of the Cathedral.

The Friends come from all walks of life and all faiths and none but are united by their commitment to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Each Friend is entitled to free entry to the cathedral (on presentation of their membership card), the twice-yearly magazine, Saint Patrick’s People, and to apply for tickets to the Christmas Eve Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. The activities of the Friends include the annual Friends Festival Evensong and Garden Party in June, a Christmas Evening in December, and visits to places of interest.

Upcoming Events

Adrian Le Harivel Visit

Saturday 18th May 2024

The eminent former curator at the National Gallery, Mr Adrian Le Harivel has invited us to visit his home off Ailesbury road, one of the first houses built by the Pembroke Estate around 1830, where he has a small collection of commissions and acquisitions and a nice array of antique clocks. This will be preceded by a visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, a well-preserved Victorian Catholic Church with fine Irish and German stained glass. We will meet at the Church at 11:00 and then walk to Mr Le Harivel’s home, about six minutes away, where he has kindly promised refreshments. Strictly limited to 20 people. Places can be booked by texting Albert Fenton at 0863674957 or by email at

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Friends of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, in the Deanery (by kind permission) at 19:30, followed by a talk on Marsh’s Library by its eminent director Dr Jason McElligott.

Annual Friends Festival Evensong

Sunday 16th June 2024

The Annual Friends Festival Evensong will take place at 15:15 in the Cathedral. The preacher will be Revd Canon Jennifer McWhirter. This will be followed by the Garden Party in the Deanery garden (by kind permission).

Heritage Week Talk: Deanery Portraits

Monday 19th August 2024

A talk in Heritage Week on the Portraits in the Deanery by cathedral historian and chairman of the Friends, Albert Fenton. 18:30 in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.

Maritime Museum

Saturday 7th September 2024

Friends visit to Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire and the Lexicon Library. Meeting at the entrance to the Royal Marine Hotel at 10.30am. Admission to the Museum €5. Limited to 30 places. Please book by contacting Irene Wilson Power by text only at 0868731649 by 9th August.

Become a Friend

Membership of the Friends of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral can be purchased online.

Alternatively, you can email if you would like to pay by other means.

Individual Subscription Rates

One-Year Annual Membership: €25.00 (Overseas: €30.00)

Five-Year Membership: €100.00 (Overseas: €120.00)

Life Membership: €1,200.00

How do I get tickets for the annual Christmas Eve Service?

The Christmas Eve Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is one of the most popular events in the Cathedral’s calendar. Due to its popularity, admission is by ticket only.

Once you have become a Friend, you can apply for tickets by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the office of the Cathedral before 28 November.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Saint Patrick’s Close
Dublin D08 H6X3

Please state how many tickets you would like (maximum of 2 tickets permitted).