Christ Church Cathedral

Places to See | Dublin, Ireland.



Standing on high ground in the oldest part of Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the city’s finest historic buildings and a stunning example of the churches of Ireland. Part of the Anglican Church of Ireland, the cathedral is the mother church for the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. It is one of two Protestant cathedrals in Dublin.

The first Christianized Danish king, Sitric, built a wooden church at this site in 1038. In 1171 the original simple foundation was extended into a cruciform and rebuilt in stone by Strongbow, a Norman baron and conqueror of Dublin for the English crown.

The present structure of this place to see in Dublin dates mainly from the 1870s, when a major restoration took place, making the cathedral look more Victorian than Anglo-Norman

Address: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland


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