The Cathedral Choir School

Founded in 1432 to provide for the education of the choristers, the Cathedral Choir School is the oldest school in Ireland and the last remaining Choir School.

Welcome to Ireland’s Oldest School (est 1432)

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School was founded in 1432 by Archbishop Richard Talbot to provide for the education of the choristers and was originally housed in what is now the robing room of the Cathedral. It has had an almost continuous history since its foundation, the two interruptions being the Reformation and Cromwell’s Commonwealth.

Nearly 600 years on, the choir school continues to educate the choristers and is now a two-teacher, co-educational school under the patronage of the Church of Ireland providing education to pupils from third to sixth class.

Admission into the school is via a voice trial – for details, click HERE

Becoming a Cathedral Chorister opens a world of exciting performing opportunities including regular broadcasts, concerts, recordings & tours. Want to learn more? Just click HERE

Sunday 5 June Dublin City Centre Road ClosuresImportant information about your journey to Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

We are open for visitors on Sunday 5 June! But wish to advise our visitors that, due to the VHI Womens' Mini Marathon, some temporary road closure will be in place today from 06.00 to 20.00. While our direct location will not be closed off, the measures in place may affect your journey to visit us.

Road closure information can be found here: Temporary Road Closures 2022 | Vhi Womens Mini Marathon

We look forward to welcoming you on your visit today and wish everyone taking part in VHI Womens' Mini Marathon the very best of luck!

Evening Prayer Online

Evening Prayer at 17.00 will be available online, from Monday 15th - Friday 19th of August, to accommodate our Heritage Week organ recitals. The link to view the services can be found on the 'Sung Evening Prayer' page linked below. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.