Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford (must see)

Christ Church Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.

Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Waterford, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory.

The first church on the site was built in the 11th century. This was replaced in 1210 by a Gothic Cathedral. Following the Irish Reformation, a new body was established by decree of the Irish Parliament to became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland, as it was named, assumed possession of most church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed).

During the demolition of the old cathedral, a series of medieval vestments were discovered in 1773. They were presented by the then Anglican bishop, the Rt Revd Richard Chenevix, to his Roman Catholic counterpart, the Most Revd Peter Creagh, and are now kept in the Museum of Treasures in Waterford and the National Museum in Dublin.

Opening hours:
March and October: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 12.30 pm-2.30 pm / 4.30 pm-6.00pm, April – September: Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 7 pm,Sunday: 12.30pm – 2.30pm/ 4.30pm – 7.00 pm ; November – February : Monday – Saturday: 9.30 am-5pm
Sunday:12.30 pm - 2.30pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Christ Church Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Christ Church Cathedral
Sight Location: Waterford, Ireland (See walking tours in Waterford)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Waterford, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Waterford

Create Your Own Walk in Waterford

Creating your own self-guided walk in Waterford is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Waterford Introduction Walking Tour

Waterford Introduction Walking Tour

Waterford is one of the oldest cities in Ireland, located in the southeastern part of the country. Although fairly small, Waterford has a lot to offer in terms of historic attractions, some dating back hundreds of years. This orientation walk will take you to the most prominent sights of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Waterford's Historical Buildings Tour

Waterford's Historical Buildings Tour

Waterford is one of the largest cities in southeastern Ireland. The city's motto is “Waterford remains the untaken city." Visit castles built in ancient times, churches that played witness to religious revolutions and other historically significant buildings. Take this walking tour to visit the most notable historic buildings in Waterford.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles