Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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One of only two Anglican cathedrals in Dublin, this venerated church stands alongside the serene meadows of the symbolic Saint Patrick's Park. Constructed in the year 1192, the cardinal cathedral of Glendalough is an architectural masterpiece whose multiple spires soar over the urban landscapes of the Coombe, Warrenmount, and Portobello. The main attractions within St Patrick's are the tombs of Jonathan Swift and his lover, which are located in the nave. The cathedral also contains the longest medieval nave in Ireland and a stone slab engraved with a Celtic cross that covers the well from which St Patrick blessed his subjects. The adjoining garden is a welcome oasis in this densely built-up district of the city.

Location:  Saint Patrick's Close

Business hours:  Mar-Oct - Mo-Fr 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mar-Oct - Sa 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mar-Oct - Su 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Mar-Oct - Su 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Mar-Oct - Su 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Nov-Feb - Mo-Sa 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Nov-Feb - Su 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Nov-Feb - Su 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.