St Patrick’s Festival 2014 at Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral will come alive this Saint Patrick’s Weekend, with a host of events including tours, traditional music, face-painting and Céilís that will be sure to capture the imagination of all.

As part of the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival 2014, Discovery Gospel Choir will also join us and will be sure to raise the roof with their energetic world fusion gospel music to launch the celebration of their 10th Birthday! They will be joined on the night by special guests: Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumb and Norwegian ensemble Drøbak Gospel.

This year we are delighted to welcome back Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann for our fantastic ‘Céilí in the Crypt’, featuring a host of different jigs and reels. You don’t have to be Jean Butler or Michael Flatley to be part of this wonderful celebration of traditional Irish dancing in the oldest venue in Dublin. We will have expert dancers on hand who will guide you along the way. Learn the steps and movements enjoy live traditional music or just relax in our Crypt Café and soak up the atmosphere of the 12th Century surrounds right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Taking part is free but booking is advised.

You can also get creative with the kids at our St Patrick’s themed activities area, as well as a unique kids activity trail for the whole family to enjoy. Running on Saturday and Monday, children can come and have fun engaging in activities and expressing their creative side with a range of festive arts and craft activities. Free with Cathedral entry, these hands-on arts and crafts activities will be available from 10am until 5pm both days. Then top the day off, outside on the Cathedral grounds and join the ‘craic agus ceol’ with live music and entertainment from some wonderful trad musicians. We will also be joined by The Irish Village Food Market with stalls offering a wide variety of homemade and gourmet foods, from traditional cakes to tasty lunches by the fantastic Kerala Kitchen and Pixi Boo.

A true celebration of Irish culture in the heart of Dublin’s city centre with music, craft and food not to be missed.

For information on booking tickets for the tours or the Discovery Gospel Choir ‘Home’ Concert, please visit

Opening Times:

15th March Saturday 9.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15)

16th March Sunday 12.30 -12.30 & 16.30- 18.00 (last entry 17.15)

17th March Monday 9.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15)

Christ Church Entry Tickets:

(individual) Adults: €6.00 Seniors/Students: €4.50

Children (under 16): €2.00

Family Tickets (2 adults + 2 children under 16):€15.00

Group Rates available


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