A House of Prayer for All Nations

Since Saint Patrick baptised Christian converts nearby over 1500 years ago, this holy site has been a place of spiritual encounter for countless generations. Visit us and experience our history, our place in the life of the city, and our tradition of worship.

Did you know

The phrase “to chance your arm” originates from a feud which was played out within our walls

Did you know

Since 1432, the pupils of our Choir School have sung twelve services a week during the school term.

Did you know

Saint Patrick used a well on this site to baptise people into Christianity 1500 years ago

Did you know

Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is buried here

March - October

09:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00

November - February

09:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00




OAP/Student/ Child



(2 adults & 2 children under 16)


Group Rates (minimum 10 people)

Adult: €7.00

  Student /  Child: €6.00


The Cathedral is located at the junction of Patrick Street and Upper Kevin Street. It is easily accessible by foot from the city centre.

The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

Free Coach parking is available in the Cathedral Close.

There are toilets on site.

There is a small gift shop located within the Cathedral where visitors can help support the mission of the Cathedral through purchasing souvenirs of their visit.

Visiting guides can use our resources for tour guides page which provides elements such as a tour script.

Free Guided Tours (details below)

Learn more about the Cathedral by taking one of our free guided tours which take place regularly throughout the day. Ask at the front desk upon arrival for the time of the next tour.

Group Bookings

Read on to learn about the benefits of pre-booking your group visit to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Education Groups

Primary, Secondary, Third Level and Community Groups can avail of the Cathedral's FREE education programme.

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Important Information About Your Visit

We recommend booking your visit in advance at this time. Detailed information about the health and safety measures we have implemented follows.

We are delighted to be reopening for visits on Monday 29 June, and for services on Sunday 5 July. While we have been closed since mid-March, the Cathedral team have worked to ensure that the safety of our congregation, visitors and staff is at the forefront of our plans ahead of reopening. The guidelines and advice issued by the HSE, Fáilte Ireland and the Church of Ireland have been followed and we have implemented a detailed programme of measures for the weeks and months ahead including:

  • Physical distancing signage has been placed throughout the Cathedral
  • Socially distanced queuing systems have been installed
  • Multiple hand-sanitising stations are positioned around the building.
  • Our staff have received supplementary training to ensure these measures are all maintained and an increased programme of cleaning has been put in place to ensure all remain safe.
  • We have reduced the numbers of visitors in the building for now to ensure that all of these measures are most effective, and to ensure we can continue to give all who enter Saint Patrick’s a warm welcome.