Dublin · Ireland

Ireland 2014 – Part II

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin

On our third day we got to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The last time I wanted to go inside it was closed for reasons I can’t remember.

“Saint Patrick is said to have baptised converts to Christianity at a well that once existed in the park alongside the Cathedral. Because of this association with Saint Patrick, a church has stood here since the fifth century. The Normans built a church in stone on this site in 1191. This was rebuilt in the early thirteenth century and is the building we see today. Archbishop Minot rebuilt the west tower in 1370 after a fire. The spire was added in 1749.” (Current brochure of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, 2014)

I was excited to go inside and so we did…

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