Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Christ Church Cathedral
4.5
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12:30 - 14:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
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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 fee, but donations toward the upkeep of this unique cathedral are gratefully received. Visitors may avail of free interpretive guides to the cathedral, which was made possible by funding from the Heritage Council. The audio guide can be downloaded in advance of your visit at https://izi.travel/en/20f8-christ-church-cathedral/en#8fcb-a-short-history-of-christ-church-cathedral/en
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Chelsea A
Columbus, OH174 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The biggest pull to a visit here is this is the place where Strikgboe and Aoiffe were married centuries ago. The current cathedral is not that old of course, but is very pretty and has plenty to look at. The corpse tomb in particular was very interesting. The informative pamphlet given upon entry did a good job of explaining all the sites in the Cathedral
Written 29 April 2022
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Trudy C
Noble, OK36 contributions
Mar 2022
Very beautiful would not have seen if we were not walking right by to go to the Bishop's house museums You can do all of the museums in the day. So much history at each new door.
Written 18 April 2022
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Aug 2020
The cathedral is free to visit, but unfortunately, it is not open on bank holidays. King Strongbow and queen Aoife married here.
Written 6 August 2020
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Eleanor M
Thurles, Ireland10 contributions
Nov 2019
The Dean gave a wonderful and heartfelt talk. The men's choir during the service and the singing of songs after the service were first class. I was impressed to learn that the same architect did Christ's Church Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral.
Written 1 December 2019
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trackerem
Texas372 contributions
Oct 2019
It felt a tad like a marketplace, right at the entrance we’re items for sale, including roof pieces, including pieces of centuries old roof! Beautiful, historical.
Written 16 October 2019
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Restless59
Bournemouth, UK1,003 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Having once visited Christchurch Cathedral in NZ before it was partly destroyed in the earthquake and living near to Christchurch in Dorset I just had to be nosey and take a peek. It’s actually a lovely airy building inside and quite impressive.
Written 9 October 2019
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TonyBond
Sarratt, UK104 contributions
Sep 2019
Surpisingly austere to me, this remains an interestinb and impressive building for me. I greatly enjoyed following the simple guide to its historical elements, including the gruesome cadaver tomb. I also had a chat with one of the staff who was very helpful and informative. Very good community feel to it. The converse to my visit to the Catholic cathedral, I have to say. Worth adding that (extraordinarily) both cathedrals were built by the same man, but it is a great tribute to him that to me at least they seemed unrelated.
Written 23 September 2019
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CapTX1
Austin, TX15 contributions
Sep 2019
Was picking up a few geocaches in the area and saw the open cathedral door, so wandered in for a look. Very interesting historic building. The whole area is awesome. Added to the day of geocaching. Geocaching.com 'TXLiz'
Written 16 September 2019
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nursemanager9
Arkansas City, KS404 contributions
Aug 2019
We just enjoy going into old churches and this one did not disappoint us though not as ornate as others we've been to.
Written 30 August 2019
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20508143
Waterford, Ireland362 contributions
Nov 2018
Not as opulent as its close Catholic neighbour but an impressive building all the same. It is wonderful to see these aging Cathedrals restored & maintained . The two Waterford crystal chandeliers give are just perfect & if you are lucky enough to hear the organ being played then you will have had a truly memorable visit.
We later found out that it is often a venue for music concerts.
Written 19 August 2019
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