Christ Church Cathedral is the official seat of both the Church of Ireland and the Catholic Church in Ireland. The original cathedral was a wooden church built shortly after the Viking King Sitric Silkenbeard made a pilgrimage to Rome in 1028. Rebuilt in stone and expanded over the next few…
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt.
The earliest manuscript dates Christ Church Cathedral to its present location around 1030. Dúnán, the first bishop of Dublin and Sitriuc, Norse king of Dublin, founded the original Viking church, which was probably subject to the archbishop of Canterbury.
“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. If you find a sunny day in dublin grab a sandwich and enjoy the park and sunbathe there. Handel's Messiah was first performed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1742 by the combined choir of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church. Local knowledge - In 1971 Bono (U2) was asked to leave Dublin's St Patrick's Cathedral boys choir school for throwing dog excrement at his teacher. ”
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