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Christ Church Cathedral

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Come explore nearly 1000 years of history The cathedral opens its doors to visitors throughout the year. People of all faiths and none are invited to explore its history, worship with us, and enjoy quiet moments of reflection. There is no entrance...more
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Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland
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All reviews john roberts pipe organ beautiful architecture james rice lots of history georgian style a small gift shop worth a short visit beautiful stained glass windows waterford crystal viking triangle great history walking tour bishop's palace visiting waterford donation strongbow
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I was on a walking tour which visited this beautiful Cathedral that is full of history dating back to the 11th Century. It was so lovely I went back a 2nd time. The delicate art work on the ceiling is beautiful. This is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The Cathedral is open to the public. This Church of Ireland cathedral was designed by John Roberts, who was also the architect of Georgian Waterford. Lots of history attached to this site and with its stucco ceilings and other internal characteristics certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a hidden gem, as the interior comes as a total surprise. It is unlike any other cathedral I have ever seen and well worth a look. I look forward to attending a concert there to hear the special acoustics and experience the atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maritta M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The Cathedral is easy to locate, right in the middle of the town. It is kept beautifully, and well worth going inside, and reading about those who died in the World Wars. The Cathedral has a welcome feel. Don’t walk past it. You will find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This cathedral was a wonderful short visit. It has a wonderful history and some lovely artifacts and art work. It's not Italian so don't expect that copious luxury. But it's interesting and worth a short visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A fine Georgian Cathedral which is sited on a place of Christian worship for almost 1,000 years. Construction of this present building began in 1773 and completed by the same John Roberts who designed the Roman Catholic Cathedral in 1779. This gives Waterford the unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The current structure was completed in 1779 but is rumored to be the site where an Irish Princess (Aoife) married Strongbow (an English knight) in 1170. There are two thrones outside commemorating this event. The interior is beautiful with stained glass and wonderful ceiling work....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Beautiful stained glass windows. Fascinating tombs and crypts. A very old church with beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

The history of this church is fantastic, I love the idea that Strongbow got married here. Some of the tombs are a little harsh to look at. It is great to be able to see into the foundations. The placement of the organ is unusual....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege of performing with my choir at this lovely little cathedral. It doesn't seem that impressive on the outside, but the inside is breathtaking. They also have a nice little gift shop right in front, and all the proceeds go to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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