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Heritage Week 2018 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral


June 13, 2018  Posted in: News, Uncategorised

We are happy to announce our exciting programme for Heritage Week 2018 in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral! Join us this summer for a variety of activities for all ages in our stunning and ancient Cathedral. All are welcome!

Jazz Eucharist

This Heritage week we are exploring the many forms of worship that have been offered in the Cathedral over the last 800 years and the music that has adorned these services. Our liturgical offering begins not where you might expect for a cathedral, with a Jazz Eucharist sung by The Close Chorale with music by Bob Chilcott (A Little Jazz Mass).

Free admission.

When: 19 August, 11:15-12.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Worship Through the Ages

Join us for a fascinating week of Evensong at the Cathedral as the choir perform music from different phases of history. Full details of music available on the website. All welcome!

  • Monday (Compline, 1191)
  • Tuesday (Vespers, 1432)
  • Wednesday (Reformation, 1517)
  • Thursday (Paddy’s Opera, 1818)
  • Friday (Choral Evensong, 2018)

Free admission.

When: 20-24 August, 17.30 -18.15
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Bring Out Your Dead, A Burials’ Tour

Join guide Linda Taylor for a fascinating tour of the hidden burials in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 20 August, 18.30 – 19.30
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Booking your place here

Talk on the Knights of Saint Patrick

Join Cathedral historian, Albert Fenton, for a short talk on the history of the Order of the Knights of St. Patrick.

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

When: 22 August, 18.30 – 19.30
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Music at Lunchtime

Join us for 45 minutes of music in the Lady Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

The popular Music for Lunch recital series takes place in the intimate surroundings of the recently refurbished Lady Chapel. As always, we have a wonderful line of musicians and music to see you right through lunch, sadly food not included!

  • Monday 20 August: Áine Balfe (flute) & Stuart Nicholson (piano)
  • Tuesday 21 August: Joanna Kirkwood (flute) & Victoria Green (guitar)
  • Wednesday 22 August: Roderick Elms & Joanna Smith (piano duo)
  • Thursday 23 August: Anne Murnaghan (‘cello) Stuart Nicholson (piano)
  • Friday 24 August: Eoghan Desmond (bass/baritone)

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

When: 20-24 August, 13.00 -14.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Bell Ringing Tours

Join the Bellringers of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for an amazing opportunity to see the inside of the tower and to see them in action live.

  • 18 August, 10.00 – 11.00
  • 18 August, 12.00 – 13.00
  • 18 August, 14.00 – 15.00
  • 18 August, 16.00 – 17.00
  • 25 August, 10.00 – 11.00
  • 25 August, 12.00 – 13.00
  • 25 August, 14.00 – 15.00
  • 25 August, 16.00 – 17.00

Admission is free but registration is essential. Spaces limited.

When: 18 and 25 August
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Free Guided Tour of the Cathedral

Join us for a free guided tour of the Cathedral with one of our staff members or volunteers.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 20-24 August, 15.00 – 16.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Vierne: The Symphonies

Join resident organist David Leigh for four evenings of Vierne’s Symphonies in the beautiful atmosphere of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 18, 20, 22 and 24 August, 20.00 – 21.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Tilemaking

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for a fun session in which kids have an opportunity to make their own tiles. Suitable for ages 5-12 years old.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 20 August, 11.00 – 12.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Exploring Sculpture

Become a sculptor and see the world in 3D! Explore the statues of Saint Patrick and others with artist Anouk Sallansonnet and be inspired to make your own sculpture of Saint Patrick. Suitable for ages 7-14.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 21 August, 11.00 -12.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Exploring Medieval Life

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for a fascinating, hands on workshop exploring life in the medieval cathedral. Suitable for ages 6-12.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 22 August, 11.00 -12.00
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Cathedral After Hours

Join us for this open evening and explore the Cathedral after hours self guided or take a guided tour with one of our guides.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 21 August, 18.30 – 20.30
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Instagram Evening

Visit the Cathedral after hours for a chance to take and share photos of this stunning building. A big screen will show images uploaded using #instacathedral.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 23 August, 18.30 – 20.30
Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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From the Castle to the Cathedral

Weaving the threads: from Swift-ly encounters to a knightly order, Ludovica Neglie will bring you through times and spaces that still haunt us today.

Admission is free but advance booking is essential.

When: 18 August, 14.15 – 16.15
Where: Dublin Castle and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Email; DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie

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