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.
The phrase “to chance your arm” originates from a feud which was played out within our walls
Since 1432, the pupils of our Choir School have sung twelve services a week during the school term.
Saint Patrick used a well on this site to baptise people into Christianity 1500 years ago
Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is buried here
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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.
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: