Christ Church Cathedral Waterford

Cathedral Square, Waterford City, Waterford
Tel:051-858958

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Christ Church Cathedral is, arguably, the finest 18th Century ecclesiastical building in Ireland. There has been a Cathedral on this site since 1096.

It was on this monumental site of Christ Church in 1170 that Strongbow was married to Aoife, daughter of Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster. This is, therefore one of the most important historic sites in Ireland.

The Cathedral, because of its historic location contains many interesting and valuable features, not least of which include:

  • The famous Macabre Tomb of James Rice, who was Mayor of   Waterford eleven times in the 15th Century.  Fans of The magnificent Georgian Rococo style Stucco Ceiling
  • Wonderful examples of intricate 18th Century plasterwork
  • The huge Crystal Chandeliers which were gifted to the Cathedral by Waterford Crystal
  • An impressive Elliot Jones Organ  - one of the finest in Ireland
  • Remains from the original Medieval Cathedral built
  • One of the last remaining Consistorial Courts in Ireland
  • The Hebrew inscription behind the Altar
  • A superb example of an ‘arts and crafts’ 1930’s stained glass window attributed to A E Childs from the famous Dublin based Glass Studio of the 1920’s and 1930’s An Túr Gloine(The Glass Tower)
  • A tomb of a 16th century warrior
  • A major collection of memorial plaques

 

Opening  Hours

The Cathedral is open Monday to Friday 12.00-3.00pm

Extended opening times in the summer season

Admission

FREE, but a donation is appreciated to help with the upkeep of this historic building.

Tours can be arranged in advance.

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Opening hours

Monday
12:00 pm
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3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm
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3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm
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3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm
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3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Latitude: 52.260104

Longitude: -7.107614