Free entry to St Patrick's Cathedral with the Dublin Pass

St Patrick's Cathedral

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to St Patrick's Cathedral with the Dublin Pass
Normal Price: Adult: €6.00 ; Child: €3.35

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the most important historic landmarks in Dublin. Dating back to 1191 to the site of an ancient well where, legend has it, St Patrick used to baptise new converts into Christianity, St Patrick’s Cathedral has played a vital role throughout Ireland’s social, cultural and spiritual history. Walk through the nave and see the 200 monuments and impressive alter which makes St Patrick’s so breath-taking.

Highlights:

  • Stained glass
  • Music and services
  • Monuments
  • Cathedral tower

Did you know

- Handel's Messiah was first performed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1742 by the combined choir of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church

- The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was Dean of Saint Patrick's from 1713 – 1745

- The cathedral spire measures 140 feet tall making it the largest of the two cathedrals in Dublin

Things to see:

Cathedral tower

Although the tower standing today isn’t the original tower, Minot’s Tower, as it’s called, was rebuilt in the 14th century following its collapse. It’s believed the first floor of the tower would have be home to a library, with the ringing chamber on the floor above. Now, bells donated by Edward Cecil Guinness hang on the fourth floor with Dublin’s first ever public clock installed on the third floor, in 1509.

Monuments

St Patrick’s Cathedral is brimming with monuments, 200 at last count. From Fulke de Saundford, a stone effigy in the North Choir Aisle, to the Tree of Rememberance, the cathedral’s newest monument to commemorate the centenary of World War I, there is plenty to see within the church that documents Ireland’s social history. Other monuments on show is the great Boyle monument which dates back to 1632, as well as statues of politicians and military men throughout the ages.

Service

Music has played an integral part in the life of Saint Patrick's since its foundation and it is the only cathedral in these islands to sing two services every day. If you want to attend a service please follow the times below:

Times of Services:
Mon - Fri: Matins 9am - 9.30am (School term time)
Evensong 17.30 - 18.00
Eucharist 11.05 (Wed & Thurs)
Saturday: Eucharist 11.05
Sunday: Eucharist 8.30am, Matins 11.15am, Evensong 15.15pm

How to get there:

    Bus: 49, 54A, 151, 27, 56A, 77A, 150
    LUAS: Green line to St Stephen’s Green

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 09.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
Friday 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Mar-Nov)
Sunday 09.30 - 10.30, 12.30 - 14.30 (16.30 - 18.00 Mar-Nov)
Last Admission: 30 mins before closing
Sunday 09.30 - 10.30, 12.30 - 14.30, 16.30 - 18.00

Closed: 24th, 25th and 26th December

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Address:

Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

Telephone:

+ 353 1 453 9472