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    What you'll do

    Explore Dublin’s oldest building and spiritual heart of the city.

    Visit Christ Church Cathedral with Go City®

    • Discover fascinating artifacts and gothic architecture
    • Free entry into the crypt and 'Treasures of Christ Church' exhibition
    • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in Dublin, so don't forget to check them out

    Dublin’s oldest building and spiritual heart of the city, Christ Church Cathedral was founded in 1030 by King Sitriuc Silkbeard and Dunan, the first Bishop of Dublin. The most historic building and arguably one of the most important in terms of its rich cultural significance, Christ Church Cathedral is a must-visit when you’re in the city. Go City grants you free entry into the crypt and into the ‘Treasures of Christ Church’ exhibition to learn more about the role of Christ Church and Dublin’s history.

    Christ Church Cathedral highlights

    Crypt & Treasures of Christ Church Exhibition

    The medieval crypt is a fascinating part of this historic building where visitors can discover fascinating artefacts, memorials and the famous mummified ‘cat and the rat’. This unusual pair are two of the most visited exhibits of the crypt and were even mentioned in James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. The Treasures of Christ Church exhibition is well worth a visit, where visitors can see old religious relics including priceless silver and Ireland’s first copy of Magna Carta. Additionally, the heart of the Patron Saint of Dublin, Laurence O’Toole resides in the Cathedral.


    The choir of Christ Church Cathedral is the most prestigious choir in Dublin and one of the most reputed in Ireland. Singing four times a week, Evensong is a must-visit to catch the spiritual songs of this historic choir. As an institution which dates back to the 15th century, the church choir is an important part of religious worship at Christ Church and one not to be missed.

    For more information on special events, please check here.

    The Cathedral is subject to closure for ceremonial events and services, sometimes at short notice – please check the website here, or call 01 6778099 for up-to-date closure information.

    Christ Church Dublin facts

    • Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building in Dublin city
    • The medieval cathedral crypt is believed to be the largest crypt in Ireland, measuring over 63m in length, built in the 1170s
    • Christ Church Cathedral is located in the old centre of medieval Dublin

    Experience Christ Church Cathedral and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: present your pass to the admissions staff at the welcome desk in the arrivals area, where it will be scanned and validated.

    For more information, visit Christ Church Cathedral's website.

    Where you'll be

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    Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Dublin, IE

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    Operating hours

    Monday to Saturday: 9.30AM to 5PM (last admission 4.15PM)

    Sunday: 12.30PM to 3PM (last admission 2.15PM)

    Opening hours do vary throughout the year, so please check the attraction's website for the most up-to-date information. 

    Christ Church Cathedral

    +353 1 677 8099

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