St Patrick’s Cathedral

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where Saint Patrick is said to have baptised the local Irish people into Christianity.

The present building dates from 1220.  The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion). It sings two choral services daily by the students from the Cathedral Choir School (which, founded in 1432, is the only school of its kind in the country. It is the first heritage site to launch a beacon technology app to help visitors engage with the Cathedrals art, architecture, history and iconic personalities, including Jonathan Swift.