Dublin National Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St. Patrick
Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-18.00 (17.00 November-February), Sunday between services only
|Sunday||Eucharist 11.15, Matins on 2nd & 4th Sundays, Evensong 15.15|
|Monday - Friday||Matins 09.00, exc school holidays, Evensong 17.30|
Service Sheet www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Music.aspx
Entrance: 5.50Euros, Concessions 4.20 Euros
Printed Tour Guides only, in various languages
Cathedral Office (353) 1453 9472
Cathedral (353) 1475 4817
Organist & Master of the Choristers
Stuart Nicholson (since 2010)
The Choir has been in existence since the cathedral's foundation in the 12th century and consists of the Cathedral Choir and the Girls Choir. The Cathedral Choir, of 12 boys, educated at the nearby Choir School, and eight men, sing 2 services daily, broadcast regularly, have made a number of CDs and toured recently in the UK and Paris. The Girl's Choir, founded in 2002, consists of 21 girls, aged 8 - 18, who are mostly educated at the cathedral's schools.
The present organ owes much to three previous organs - Renatus Harris of 1697, Messrs Gray of London of 1815 and Bevington of London of 1865. A new organ followed these in 1905 by Henry Willis & Sons and it was built in the Triforium above the North Choir Aisle. This is the finest 'Romantic' organ in Ireland with 65 speaking stops and was restored by Walkers in 1965 and Harrison & Harrison in 1995.
The Very Revd Robert MacCarthy (since 1999)
Built in 1254 in the Early English Gothic style, it needed the original tower and parts of the West end of the Nave rebuilt in the 15th century. Much repair was again needed in the 17th century, a new roof, buttresses added and the West window replaced, whilst a full restoration had to wait for the generous benefaction of Sir Benjamin Lee Guiness in the 19th century. There are fourteen bells in the ringing peal.
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