No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the historic Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church is one of Dublin’s oldest buildings where people have been attending church for nearly one thousand years. It has remained an important place of pilgrimage even to this day. The Cathedral is just a 10-minute walk from the Morgan, making it a very easy site to stop by during your visit to Dublin. Head to our offers page to see our full range of packages for staying at the Morgan Hotel.
Christ Church is home to the famous 12th century crypt and is renowned worldwide for its beautiful architecture and exquisite floor tiles. The earliest manuscript dates Christ Church Cathedral to its present location around 1030. The church has remained in consistent use since the Viking and Norse eras and has played host to many events including the premiere of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in 1742. The cathedral as it exists today has a heavy Victorian influence due to the extensive restorations between 1871 and 1878 to save the cathedral. These renovations were carried out by the architect George Edmund Street with funding help from Dublin whiskey distiller, Henry Roe. Today, it is still an important place of worship for many.
Christ Church Cathedral is also well known for the ringing of its great bells. The ringing of the greats bells is a tradition that goes back many centuries. With 19 bells weighing from a quarter of a ton to two and a quarter tons, the church holds a world record for the number of bells available for full-circle ringing.
Every year thousands of visitors come to experience the site of unique heritage or to celebrate in worship. Anyone is welcome to attend a service at Christ Church Cathedral. You can also purchase self-guided tickets online to tour all the church. With the purchase of tickets, you will be able to explore the crypt, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims, and experience the choir of Christ Church.
March and October: Monday – Saturday 9:30-18:00
Sunday 12:30 – 14:30/16:30-18:00
April – September: Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 19:00
Sunday 12:30-14:30/16:30 – 19:00
November – February: Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 17:00
Sunday 12:30- 14:30
Monday-Friday, 10.00 am: Morning Prayer
Monday-Friday, 12.00 pm: Peace Prayers
Monday-Friday, 12.45 pm: Eucharist
The cathedral is open for private worship every day except the 26th December