St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)
4.5
Historic SitesReligious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located on the Hill of Armagh, this place of worship has been a Christian church ever since it was founded by St. Patrick in 445 AD.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Armagh is the religious center of the Church of Ireland. St Patrick's Cathedral is a center of the Church of Ireland, which is a Protestant denomination in Northern Ireland. The Cathedral is part of Armagh that carries weight with the Protestant congregation, which constates a majority of believers in County Armagh, in Ulster. The Cathedral is quite magnificent, built of stone.
Written 24 April 2024
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WHudson
Market Harborough, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The St.Patrick’s Cathedral with over 1500 of history from St.Patrick to the recent visit and blessing of King Charles. We had a wonderful guide Lorna who was very friendly and informative about the history of the Church in Ireland and St.Patrick who found the original Church on this site.
Written 10 October 2023
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Cathy N
Craigavon, UK361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Spending some time in Armagh and I mentioned to my daughter that the CoI Cathedral was the resting place of Brian Boru. So off we went to find him.

On arrival my daughter wanted a nosey in the church. I was slightly surprised that she had any interest being 10, but in we went. There were some interesting features with cards explaining their significance.

I pointed out the various features to the child and she was interested for a little while. The Cathedral is impressive and is very well maintained. I would honestly appreciate a guided tour of the church with someone pointing out the features I'm sure I missed. I made sure to see the Tandragee man and the Stone Cross.

Outside we went for a wander in the grounds. There is a fabulous view over the city. We didn't go into the gardens but looked down over them.

I am always disappointed that the crypt isn't open as there are some fabulous stone sculptures held there, but by this time the child was honestly losing interest. We looked at the stones making Brian Boru's grave and off we went.

This was a really nice little interlude in a bigger day out.
Written 23 July 2022
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Paul_Dunne
Kinvara, Ireland59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I would recommend a visit to this cathedral to anyone visiting Armagh - very historical. Great value for the recommended entrance charge of £3
Written 23 May 2022
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We visited when some covid measures were still in place, so we needed to sign in on arrival.

The cathedral is quite austere but interesting

The cathedral is located on a hill but is not dominant - a lovely area

There is a modest entry fee.
Written 27 September 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately during these times of Covid, the interior of this beautiful cathedral remains closed to visitors. But it's still an interesting place for a stroll with great views if the city and surrounding countryside from the graveyard walls. There is a lovely serenity and sense of age and history about the place.
It's a lovely building and it's nice to walk around even though you can't as yet go in.
Written 13 August 2020
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Philip J
Dungannon, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Called while walking near by, very historic building with hidden gardens to the rear of the building, a great place to take visiting family home on holidays, very peaceful atmosphere. A nice place to contemplate for a while away from the hectic world.
Written 16 March 2020
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M Taylor
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Beware of the changing church hours before making the journey to Armagh. The church's website is somewhat confusing and requires several clicks to find the operating hours. As an Episcopalian of Irish descent, I was excited about making the pilgrimage to St. Patrick's home church. Believing we had until 5:00 pm to reach the Cathedral, we set off from our prior destination and arrived at approximately 4:10 pm. The gates of the Cathedral Close were still open and workers were still on site, but the Cathedral was closed and locked. A groundskeeper told us to "come back another day."

After a long drive through curvy roads, this was quite a disappointment. However, there was some solace in the fact that the magnificent Catholic Cathedral across town was still open for visitors.
Written 15 November 2019
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Montrose65
Busot, Spain47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
My wife and I had a most enjoyable visit shown around by an articulate, well informed volunteer guide, Donna. Because of this we learned an awful lot more about the cathedral than we would otherwise have done. The stained glass is magnificent and is, of course, the history of this building going back to St. Patrick’s times. Well worth a detour.
Written 22 September 2019
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Averley2013
Oakville, Canada323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We circled the beautiful church and visited the gardens. It's oozing with history. I wish I'd known about the museum across the road.
Written 28 August 2019
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