Christ Church Cathedral
No visit to Waterford, the Crystal County, is complete without a visit to Christ Church Cathedral. It is the only neo-classical Georgian Cathedral in Europe and the finest 18th Century ecclesiastical building in Ireland. There has been a Cathedral on this site since 1096. The cathedrals that have occupied this spot have been witness to a thousand years of history. Many lives have touched here and many more are remembered in stone. What stories must be held within these walls and pillars, plaques and pews…if only the pillars could speak…well, maybe they can.
The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford
Designed by John Roberts and Built in 1793, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, is almost 213 years old and is Ireland’s oldest Catholic Cathedral.Built in 1793, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, is almost 213 years old and is Irelands oldest Catholic Cathedral
There is an Audio Experience in the Cathedral, which lasts for 45 minutes. This lively and exciting audio experience presents a selection of the history and anecdotes of the Cathedral, in the splendour of this many pillared Georgian Cathedral. The Programme is presented in three distinct sections; the architectural evolvement of a cathedral over a thousand years; the stories behind some of those commemorated in tomb and monument; two events of national importance - a wedding and a funeral. Granville hotel in Waterford is located close to this audio experience.
Note: You’ll need to check with Simon Harrison on +353 - (51) 396 270 for performance times and booking information. Audio Experience is generally Monday and Friday evenings.
May - September, Monday to Saturday, 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00, Open on Sunday Afternoons, call for times.
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