This year’s Gift Day Appeal will be held in the Cathedral on Saturday 16 July from 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
The 2022 Dean’s Gift Day provides an opportunity to improve the welcome for all pilgrims and visitors arriving at the South Porch, before entering the Cathedral through the main entrance. In recent years the interior of the South Porch has been significantly uplifted and opened up with new glass doors and access facilities to the nave, paint has been removed from the stone surrounds and the interior re-decorated. However; the windows have remained unchanged over this period and conservation is now required.
Windows on both sides of the South West porch were protected by security bars and secondary glazing in the 20th century. Both are unsightly, and these windows have remained untouched since then. There is now an opportunity to repair them and improve their presentation.
The proceeds from this year’s Dean’s Gift Day will help cover the cost of removing outer glazing and bars, conserve and weather the 19th century plain glazed patterned windows, and add exterior matt black wire guards. This continues the successful conservation work recently carried out around the Lady Chapel, and will significantly improve the external appearance of the porch.
The porch includes two matching plain glazed windows on the west side, a blank internal east window which is glazed externally and a further plain glass east window by the main entrance. The possibility of turning the latter into a specially commissioned memorial window will also be explored as part of the Dean’s Gift Day appeal.
If you are unable to attend in person donations can also be made by:
Please forward your cheque made payable to
‘Saint Patrick’s Cathedral’ and reference ‘Gift Day’ on the reverse to the
Cathedral Office, c/o Saint Patrick’s Cathedral,
Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin D08 H6X3
Donations can also be made directly to the Cathedral’s bank account. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Please reference ‘Gift Day’ on your payment.