St Patricks Cathedral Dublin | Dublin Cathedral

St Patricks Cathedral Dublin | Dublin Cathedral

Visit Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin and immerse yourself in its life and history.

 

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, also known as The National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin was founded in 1191, is the larger of Dublin’s two Church of Ireland cathedrals, and the largest church in Ireland, with a 43-metre (140 feet) spire. The other cathedral, Christ Church, is the diocesan cathedral of the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough.

 

Part of the church was destroyed in a fire in 1370, including the nave and tower, and were both rebuilt. In 1749, the architect George Semple added the spire.

 

This Anglican church has a remarkable interior that reflects various historic periods. One of the most important is “The Door of Reconciliation”. During the fifteenth century, two Irish families, the Butlers of Ormonde and the FitzGeralds of Kildare fought outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Butlers of Ormonde took refuge in the temple. A hole was made in the door for the two families to make peace.


Cathedral Address

Patricks Street, Dublin 8. D08 H6X3 

 

St Patricks Cathedral Dublin | Dublin Cathedral