Hidden within the hustle and bustle of Ireland's capital city is a religious core. Christ Church Cathedral can be found at the very heart of Dublin City, alongside its vibrant Temple Bar district. Other smaller churches can be found dotted throughout the city, standing still in an ever changing landscape.
On this page you can find the churches and monastics sites of Dublin.
Christ Church Cathedral, founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here in the crypt you can see the Mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.
You will also have a unique opportunity to visit the Belfry and ring the Cathedral bells.
Getting to the Belfry in Christ Church Cathedral involves climbing 86 stone steps in a medieval building and crossing the roof at the South transept – quite the experience!