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Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt.

There’s so much for you to see and discover at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Explore the crypt

Explore the medieval crypt,  the largest in Ireland, and the earliest surviving structure in the city. The crypt houses priceless silver, the cat and the rat, the cathedral shop and Ireland’s first copy of Magna Carta. The crypt can also be hired for events.

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Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims

Christ Church Cathedral has been welcoming pilgrims for almost 1,000 years. Pause at the heart, traditionally linked to Dublin’s Patron Saint, Laurence O’Toole.

 

 

 

Visit ‘the Cat & the Rat’

A mummified cat & rat are the most unusual inhabitants of the crypt, but also the most popular. Mentioned by James Joyce in Finnegans wake, they are known locally as ‘Tom & Jerry’. As seen in the Atlas Obscura

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Guided Tours

Make the most of your visit by taking a guided cathedral tour and ring our record breaking bells

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, please contact the

cathedral office on +353 (0)1-6778099 or email welcome@christchurch.ie. You can also contact us via Twitter or Facebook.
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