Friday, 14 August 2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Myself outside St. Patrick's Cathedral
Photography: GMK Photography

For a 6.00 Euro entry fee, St. Patrick's Cathedral is well worth your time and cash. This is Ireland's largest church and is currently belonged to The Church of Ireland; it was previously Roman Catholic diocese.

The grounds of the Cathedral open at 10am, but the church itself is open from 9am. The church does have daily services if your that way inclined (see link below for details), otherwise, there are free guided tours every hour.

Upon entry, there are free self-guided tour pamphlets available free of charge in most world-spoken languages. I opted for the self-guided tour as for me, this visit was purely a photography trip.

The architecture is purely outstanding and takes a few moments to really take in. There is also an
audio guide as well as touch-screen virtual Apps placed around the cathedral to explain the history, background and importance of the Cathedral to Dublin and its culture/history. Anyone familiar with the history of Ireland and The Church of England would note this cathedral to be a point of interest and quite pivotal.

The outside grounds of the Cathedral are also not to be missed. Decorated beautifully with an on-site cafe, this is an ideal position to take in the exterior of the building, soak up the summer sun or hide from the showers under the trees. There's even a children's playground, and the grounds of St. Pats really does serve as a park ground to the Dublin locals.
St. Patrick Cathedral Grounds

How to get there: The Cathedral is located at the junction of Patrick Street and Upper Kevin Street. It is easily accessible by foot from the center of the city.

Opening Times, Cost and Facilities:

Daily Services Timetable:

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