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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral is the oldest Protestant church in the Irish capital. It is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. This religious building is located in dublin city centre. Its neo-Gothic style, its magnificent nave and its sublime stained glass windows are the beauty of Christ Church. The Cathedral is also home to a very old crypt dating back to the 12th century. This underground vault displays various objects such as sculptures, funerary monuments and memorials. The cathedral also houses a relic, the heart of Laurence O'Toole, who was archbishop of Dublin between 1161 and 1180.
Christ Church Cathedral

FAQs for Christ Church Cathedral

  • When was Christ Church Cathedral built in Dublin?
    Construction of Dublin's Holy Trinity Cathedral began in 1028 under the orders of Sitric at the Silky Beard, Norwegian Viking king. In its early days, the religious building was made of wood. It was not until 1172 that stone construction was undertaken and completed in the 13th century.

  • Who are the cat and the rat in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin?
    The crypt of the cathedral houses a mummified cat and rat, nicknamed "Tom and Jerry" by the people of Dublin.