Saint Patrick's Cathedral Tourist Attraction

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Native: Ard-Eaglais Naomh Pádraig

St Patrick’s Cathedral (The National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick) is the largest church of Ireland located in Dublin. The Cathedral was named after Saint Patrick, who is believed to have passed through Dublin in the 5th century. According to some legends he used to baptise new converts to Christianity somewhere close to where St Patrick’s Cathedral is now located. The large celtic grave slabs found during building works prove that the site has been in use for one thousand years. The church was founded as early as 1192 by the first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin. Since that time the Cathedral has changed its status several times. Many well-known historical names are associated with the church. The writer and famous satirist Jonathan Swift, an author of The Gulliver’s Travels, was Dean of the Cathedral for 30 years in the 18th century. Today, St Patrick’s Cathedral is the location for many national ceremonies, including Ireland’s Remembrance Day, and is also a popular tourist attraction not to be missed during your visit to Dublin.

Open hours

March - October
I - V: 09:30 - 17:00
VI: 09:00 - 18:00
VII: 09:00 - 10:30, 12:30 - 14:30, 16:30 - 18:00
November - February
I - V: 09:30 - 17:00
VI: 09:00 - 17:00
VII: 12:30 - 14:30


St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 453 9472
53° 20′ 22″ N
6° 16′ 17″ W

Ticket price

Reduced price: 5 €
Adult price: 6 €
Family price: 15 €

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