Saint Patrick's Cathedral Dublin

One of Ireland's most popular attractions. This medieval gothic place of worship has been at the core of Irish life and history for over 800 years. The small fee supports the maintenance of the building.

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8 (See Map Below)


Saint Patrick's Cathedral is one of Ireland's most popular attractions. This medieval gothic place of worship has been at the core of Irish life and history for over 800 years and is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Visitors are asked to pay a small fee which supports the maintenance of the building. Two Services are sung daily by the Cathedral's famous choir during term time, Matins and Evensong (there is no entrance charge for these Services and all are welcome to attend).

Ireland's Largest Cathedral

The Cathedral is built on the site of a well which it is thought to have been used by Saint Patrick to baptise Christians. Saint Patrick's is still the largest Cathedral in Ireland and is a wonder of the medieval world. The current building was erected in the 13th Century and was restored in the 19th Century by Benjamin Lee Guinness. It is also the final resting place for around 700 people including Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels; Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork; and the Duke of Shomberg killed at the Battle of the Boyne. Nearly 200 monuments and statues make the building a veritable treasure trove of those who love history and art.

A Registered Charity

Saint Patrick's is a registered charity and all money generated through commercial activity goes toward either the upkeep/active restoration of the building or to local charities.


Located at the junction of Patrick Street and Upper Kevin Street, the Cathedral is easily accessible by foot from the city centre. It is a 5 minute walk from the Red Line LUAS stop or 20 minutes from Tara Street Dart station.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral Dublin Location:

Saint Patrick and the Cathedral

Very little information exists which provides definitive details about Saint Patrick's life. According to legend he used a well somewhere in the vicinity of what is now Saint Patrick's Cathedral to baptise new converts to Christianity.

In 1901 building works beside the Cathedral unearthed six celtic grave slabs. These were subsequently dated to the 10th century. One of these large stones was covering the remains of what looked like an ancient well and it is possible that this was the same well which Saint Patrick used in the fifth century.

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Visitor Information

St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin
Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8
T. +353 (0)1 453 9472

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Open Year Round

March to October: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00; Saturday 09:00 - 18:00; Sunday 09:00 - 10:30; 12:30 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 18:00

November to February: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00; Saturday 09:00 - 17:00; Sunday 09:00 - 10:30; 12:30 - 14:30

Closed: December 25 (from 13:00) and December 26. Other dates during year - check with attraction.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 45 to 60 minutes


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Leaflets available in all major languages. 


Gift Shop on-site with souvenirs and memorabilia. 


Car parking nearby (fee required). Free coach parking outside.


Wheelchair accessible and accessible toilet.  

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