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Christ Church Cathedral , Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral  - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 8Map
+353 1 677 8099
Neighborhood: Trinity College, Dame Street and environs
Overview

This beautiful church is one Dublin's two Anglican cathedrals and has stood on this site since AD 600. The present building was founded in 1172 by Strongbow, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of Dublin. In the hundreds of years since, the building has weathered many changes of design and periods of steady deterioration. Since 1870 however, the Cathedral has been gradually and sensitively restored. The cathedral houses some of the remains of Strongbow, a casket containing the heart of St Laurence (the patron saint of Dublin) and a tabernacle and candlesticks used by James II in 1689 when the Latin Mass was briefly celebrated. The cathedral choir is one of the finest in Ireland.

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By jkulak2 | Posted 09/15/10
  Worth a visit, especially to the crypt to see some of the above mentioned artifacts. Another artifact on view is "The Cat and the Rat" -- they got trapped in an organ pipe and mummified back in the 19th century. (This is off to the side so can be avoided if you choose.)...   Read More
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