Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin)
Location: Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8
Description: Saint Patrick's Cathedral has contributed much to Irish life throughout its long history (it was founded in 1191). Jonathan Swift was Dean from 1713-1745, during which time he expressed his 'savage indignation' at appalling social conditions in Ireland. He was also Dean when Handel's Messiah received its first performance in 1742 sung by the combined choirs of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church Cathedrals. Living Stones, a permanent exhibition, celebrates the Cathedral’s place in the life of the city, its history, and its role at the dawn of the third Christian Millennium. It emphasizes that the Cathedral is not a museum, but a building embracing the past to herald the future.
Times of Services: Monday - Friday: Sunday:
09.40 Matins (School Term only) 08.30 Holy Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
17.45 Evensong 11.15 Eucharist/Matins
11.05 Holy Eucharist (Lady Chapel)