Places of Worship Tour, Dublin

This tour will give you a glimpse of Dublin's religious life. There are many churches located in the old town of Dublin, a place unaffected by the city’s radical modernization of the 1960s. They are the guardians of Dublin’s spiritual side as well as architectural history. Take this tour to familiarize yourself with some of the city’s most holy places.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Author: max
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

1) St. Patrick's Cathedral (must see)

St Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland and one of the oldest. According to legend, the first church was built in the 5th century on the site where Saint Patrick used the water from a well to baptize the people converted to Christianity. The well became known as the Holy Well and the wooden church was built beside it.

In 1192 it was elevated to the status of cathedral, which was unusual as the growing city already had one – Christ Church. The present church was built...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Christ Church Cathedral

2) Christ Church Cathedral (must see)

While you are in Dublin you really should visit the Christ Church Cathedral which is the oldest medieval church in the city.

In the early 11th century the Norse-Gael King, Sitric Silkenbeard, went on a pilgrimage to Rome and on his return he founded the cathedral overlooking the Viking settlement in Wood Quay. The first building was wooden and was rebuilt in stone in 1180. An extra nave and the Chapel of Saint Laurence O’Toole where added in the 13th century.

The church is somewhat...   view more
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St. Michan's Church

3) St. Michan's Church

Built on the site of an early Danish chapel (1095), the current structure dates largely from a reconstruction in 1686. While the exterior of the church may be unimpressive, the interior boasts some fine woodwork, and an organ (dated 1724) on which Handel is said to have composed his Messiah.

The vaults of St. Michan's uniquely contain many mummified remains. The walls in the vaults contain limestone, which has kept the air dry, creating ideal conditions for preservation. Among the...   view more
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Tourist Office

4) Tourist Office

At the first sight, it is difficult to tell that this old church is now the Tourist Office It was originally built as St. Andrews Church on the remains of a much older church. The building went trough many changes but still retains the look of the...   view more
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Pentecostal St. Mark's Church

5) Pentecostal St. Mark's Church

St. Mark's Church is a former Church of Ireland parish church in Dublin, now a Pentecostal church. It is located in Mark St., off Pearse Street, to the east of Trinity College. The church is a large building surrounded by a grassy churchyard, and was erected in the 1750s off what was then Great Brunswick St. (now Pearse St.). It was consecrated by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Charles Cobb, on St Mark’s day (25th of April) 1757. In 1971 St Mark’s closed and its contents...   view more
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Church of Saint Andrew

6) Church of Saint Andrew

Although the Church of Saint Andrew on Westland Row is a relatively “new” church compared with some of the older churches, it nevertheless played a part in the history of Dublin’s Catholics.

This lovely church was built between 1832 and 1837 by John Bolger to a Classical Roman Baroque style preferred by Catholics to the Gothic Brava style favored by other churches. It has a Doric portico with two columns. On the roof you will see the statue of Saint Andrew, sculpted by Edward Smith. It...   view more
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The Pepper Cannister Church

7) The Pepper Cannister Church

Saint Stephen’s Church on Mount Street is the last of the Georgian churches to be built during the expansion of Dublin, which started in the 18th century. The building is better known by its nickname – the Pepper Canister Church.

The church was built between 1821 and 1892 by the architects John Bowden and Joseph Welland, who took over following Bowden’s death. It stands on the site of the former medieval Manor of Merion, on land donated by the Pembroke family. When it was planned, the...   view more
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The Huguenot Cemetery

8) The Huguenot Cemetery

The Huguenot Cemetery (Irish: Reilig na nÚgóineach) is a small cemetery dating from 1693, located near St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland, beside the Shelbourne Hotel. Although often described as being on the green, it is actually on the north side of Merrion Row, a small street linking St. Stephen's Green with Upper Merrion Street and Ely Place. Those buried there are descendants of Huguenots who fled persecution in France following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes which had...   view more
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Walking Tours in Dublin, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dublin 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.
Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Dubliners and the Irish in general are known for their passion for whiskey and beer. The Irish and the Scots are constantly at odds as to who makes the better whiskey and who could imagine St. Patrick's day without some famous Irish green beer ? Check out this amazing tour, that will guide you trough an area packed with pubs, and find out first hand what an Irish pub crawl means.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Nightlife Tour, Part 1

Dublin at night is a buzzing Mecca of nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and night-time attractions. If you want to have an unforgettable night out, this walking tour is definitely what you need! We offer you a walk around the heart of the Irish capital, with stops at some of the most popular clubs and bars in this fascinating city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Parks and Gardens Walking Tour

Parks and Gardens Walking Tour

In the golden age of Queen Victoria, suzerain of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Dublin grew into a wonderful and flourishing city with many parks and gardens. It has succeeded in maintaining these natural wonders over the centuries. Even in the 20th century, after a cruel modernization and remodulation in the 60s, the city of Dublin is still one of the greenest European capitals. Take this tour and breath in the green air of Dublin's parks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
A walk along Liffey River

A walk along Liffey River

Take a walk among the places where Irish history was made and is kept alive for the generations to come. This part of town is a place where the past meets the present and the future is defined. There is no better place in Ireland for a tourist to learn more about Irish culture and its rich, colorful history. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours exploring the banks of Liffey River in the central part of Dublin.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Hidden Places Walking Tour

Hidden Places Walking Tour

You don't always find everything that's worth-while on a map, smaller and less famed sights are often omitted on tourist maps and brochures. However a trip off the beaten track can sometimes be the most rewarding. Take this tour and find some of Dublin's secret places, some of which even the locals aren't always aware of.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
A Walk with Famous Irish Writers

A Walk with Famous Irish Writers

Check out this unique tour to learn about the lives of famous Irish writers, such as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. You will visit places from their daily life, as well as monuments, museums, a birth place, and even a final resting place. Follow this tour and learn more about Dublin’s literary background.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km

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