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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Catedral de San Patricio

Catedral de San Patricio

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8) — this is one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. Built between 1220 and 1260, the Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Today, St Patrick’s is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and is still the largest cathedral in Ireland.

 

Visitors can learn about the building’s fascinating history, including its most famous Dean (head) Jonathan Swift — who is one of around 700 burials on site. St Patrick’s also has six Celtic grave slabs that are over 1,000 years old and an unusual collection of monuments and brasses. This is an active place of worship, and daily services are offered at the start and end of each day. Visitors who wish to worship here are most welcome and do not have to pay an admission charge.