Schools & Colleges

Free Education Programme for Irish schools and universities

Discover our workshops and tours designed for your educational group visit to the Cathedral. Each visit is tailored to your group’s interests by a member of the Education Department.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is your Cathedral, steeped in living history and tales of famous characters past and present. We are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions and one of Dublin’s most admired places. But step inside and you will discover that the Cathedral is a centre of imaginative and immersive learning for all people, regardless of their background.

What’s on offer?

The Cathedral Education Department provides students of all ages an interactive encounter with this sacred space. We offer a wide range of thematic guided tours and workshops, which can be tailored to your chosen learning objectives and the school curriculum. All of these activities are free for Irish school and university students who attend as part of an organised education visit.

Activities & Workshops

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Transport Subsidy for Visiting Education Groups

We recognise that, for many schools, a trip to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral may be challenging to facilitate due to distance, funding, or a wide variety of other factors. To increase accessibility to the Cathedral for a broader range of students across Ireland, we offer a transport subsidy programme for educational visits. Depending on your group’s location and financial situation, we may be able to offer support by partially subsidising the costs of transportation to and from the Cathedral.

If you are interested in applying for the transport subsidy, please indicate this and provide the relevant information on your booking form. A member of the Education Department will be in touch about your request. If you have any questions about the transport subsidy programme, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Schools Officer at

Terms & Conditions

The free education programme offer does not apply to foreign language groups, schools from outside the island of Ireland, or any groups that charge their members. Participation in these educational visits is entirely dependent on availability of staff and at the discretion of the Education Officer and the Dean and Chapter.


Education Department Staff

Clark Brydon | Education & Safeguarding Officer
+353 1 453 9472 (ext 205) |

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!




Kryzel Bonifacio | Schools Officer
+353 1 453 9472 (ext 211) |

Get in touch with me for any enquiries regarding educational group bookings!