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Visiting Choirs


We are always delighted to welcome visiting choirs to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Both the Cathedral and the city of Dublin have much to offer those who maintain and enhance our daily worship in this way. The Cathedral welcomes applications from visiting choirs throughout July and August during the Cathedral Choir’s vacation, also the week following Christmas & Easter, and the October Bank Holiday weekend (usually the last week of October).

Weekday Evensong is at 17.30. Normally there are no sung services on Saturdays, nor on Wednesdays during July and August. It is usually possible to accommodate a visiting choir for a weekday or for a group of weekdays during July or August. Equally, choirs are most welcome to take up residence for a week, culminating in the Sunday services.

Accommodation is easily found in Dublin, and there are a wide range of hotels, hostels and other establishments within easy reach of the Cathedral to suit every budget.

Those who are interested in bringing their choir to Saint Patrick’s are invited to make contact with the Cathedral office by emailing tours@stpatrickscathedral.ie as early as possible. It is useful if a specific set of dates can be given at the outset.

Click here for an information pack

Over the last couple of years, we have welcomed the following choirs to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral:

Durham Cathedral Choir, UK
Chester Cathedral Choir, UK
The choir of Saint Catherine’s College, Cambridge, UK
The choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
The choir of Christ Church College, Oxford, UK
The Varberg Motet Choir, Sweden
The choir of Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, USA
The choir of University College, Oxford, UK
Sheffield University Chamber Choir, UK
In Spritu, UK
The choir of Romford Parish Church, UK
The Charter choir of Homerton College, Cambridge, UK
Cantemus, Ireland
In Ecclesia, UK

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.