"ST. PATRICK'S AT DUSK" St. Patrick´s Cathedral Tip by Kentbein

St. Patrick´s Cathedral, Dublin: 10 reviews and 14 photos

  The Cathedral at dusk, October 2003
by Kentbein

Favorite thing: I arrived at dusk, which is a beautiful time anywhere on this planet, and no less so in Dublin. St. Pat?s is a magnificent, imposing building down Nicholas Street from Christ Church, which changes name to Patrick?s Street Just south of Bride?s Road and Bull Alley Street. I need to research the names of these two streets as well as I?m sure there?s an interesting history behind these names.

The Cathedral is located on what is thought to be the oldest Christian site in Dublin, where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts to the Christian religion in the years around 450 A.D. The famous author Jonathan Swift, one of the greatest intellects of his day, author of ?Gulliver?s Travels? and dean of St. Patrick?s (1713 ? 1745), is buried in the Cathedral. He is a remarkable, interesting man and deserves a few more lines, which I've added in a travelogue if you're interested.

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2004
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