Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford (must see)
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.
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
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Christ Church Cathedral on Map
Sight Location: Waterford, Ireland (See walking tours in Waterford)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:
Walking Tours in Waterford, Ireland
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles