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Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin: 93 reviews and 169 photos

  Christ Church Cathedral
by Ewingjr98

Along with St. Patrick's, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the two major churches in Dublin. The original Viking church was constructed around 1030 AD, but its replacement was completed in 1240 by Strongbow, after whom the alcoholic cider drink was named. The huge 175-foot long crypt remains from 1171 and is the oldest part of Christ Church. In the 1500s, parts of the church roof collapsed, destroying Strongbow's tomb, but a "temporary" roof was constructed and lasted until the 1870s. The structure as seen today was completed in 1878, after a generous donation from one of Dublin's whiskey distillers.

Interestingly, the crypt at Christ Church was used as a market and later a pub, and it houses Strongbow's tomb...perhaps the reason for the cider?

Christ Church stands only 400 meters from St. Patrick's near Temple Bar and the River Liffey.

Address: Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Directions: Christ Church Place, Lord Edward St.
othercontact: welcome@cccdub.ie
Phone: 00 353 1 677 8099
Website: http://www.cccdub.ie/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2006
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