"St. Patrick's is the city's..." Dublin Tip by BrendaLehr

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St. Patrick's is the city's largest cathedral, and although the good saint is said to have baptized people here in the fifth century, this 12th-century church belongs to the Church of Ireland (Protestant), and is not Roman Catholic. The reason? The English built it and it became affiliated with the Church of England after Henry VIII's schism with Rome. When Ireland became independent, the Brits and their followers were allowed to keep it. The choir is particularly lovely, having been restored (along with the rest of the church) through the munificence of the Guinness family. Be sure to seek out the tomb of Jonathan Swift, too, of Gulliver's Travels fame. 2 (about $2.16) admission.

Directions: Open daily from about 9 to 5 or 6, depending on the season, but closed for tourists during church services, especially on Sundays from 11am. Patrick Street, phone 475-4817 http://www.stpatrickscathedr
Website: http://www.visitdublin.com/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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