Chris Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Events 

Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. It is also a wonderful events venue and we are pleased to present our progamme of events for the year. It's ever-changing, so please visit us often. The events presented below are in date order and most are bookable online. You can also filter them by month, or by your interests.

21 Events based on your selection.


This Month / Next Month

Exhibition of Icons from June 22 to end of September
Thursday, June 22, 2017 (daily)

Exhibition of Icons from June 22 to end of September

Christ Church Cathedral is hosting this exhibition. The Iconographer is Adrienne Lord, BA. Fine Art Hons. Adrienne will be showing Icons from the Greek Byzantine tradition along with some Russian inspired Icons. Demonstrations by the artist on the last Friday of each month.

Discover the Monuments of Christ Church with Stuart Kinsella - Heritage Week
Monday, August 21, 2017 (13:15hrs)

Discover the Monuments of Christ Church with Stuart Kinsella - Heritage Week

Discover the wealth of monuments at Christ Church Cathedral with cathedral archivist Stuart Kinsella on this fascinating tour. 

Ring the Bells - Heritage Week
August 21 - 25, 2017 (13:15hrs)

Ring the Bells - Heritage Week

As part of Heritage Week 2017, come along to our daily free ‘Ring The Bells’ Tour with your family and avail of reduced price admission for families living in Ireland.

Christ Church Cathedral Crypt Open Afternoon
Tuesday, August 22 (13:00 - 17:45hrs)

Christ Church Cathedral Crypt Open Afternoon

Explore the cathedral's famous crypt - the largest in Ireland - and join us for a line-up of fun events to celebrate its upcoming refurbishment.

Nature Journal Workshop with Illustrator Melissa Doran (for 8-12 year olds) - Heritage Week
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (14:00hrs)

Nature Journal Workshop with Illustrator Melissa Doran (for 8-12 year olds) - Heritage Week

Join illustrator Melissa Doran (Naturama and My Nature Journal) to start your very own nature journal, discovering the wildlife around Christ Church Cathedral as part of Heritage Week 2017. All materials will be provided and places are limited to 10 children.

Children's Monks' Tour of Christ Church  (for 7 - 10 year olds) - Heritage Week
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (12:00hrs)

Children's Monks' Tour of Christ Church (for 7 - 10 year olds) - Heritage Week

As part of our Crypt Open Afternoon, we will be running a fascinating ‘Monks’ Tour’ aimed a 7 -10 year olds. Children have the chance to dress up in their own little monks’ habits and learn all about the monks who lived at Christ Church, what they ate, what they wore and what they did every day!

Dublin's Subterranean Treasury Tour - Heritage Week
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (14:30 & 16:00)

Dublin's Subterranean Treasury Tour - Heritage Week

Roy Byrne will lead this fascinating Tour focusing on the wonderful artifacts on display in the crypt.

1017 - 2017 Walking Tour of Christ Church Cathedral and environs - Heritage Week
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (13:15hrs)

1017 - 2017 Walking Tour of Christ Church Cathedral and environs - Heritage Week

Step through 1000 years of history with this short walking tour of the cathedral and neighbourhood in the company of historian Mike Neill, including access to nearby St. Werburgh's Church.

Monastic Landscapes and Biodiversity - Heritage Week
Saturday, August 26, 2017 (14:00hrs)

Monastic Landscapes and Biodiversity - Heritage Week

Join us for a talk on monastic landscapes and biodiversity by landscape architect Hayley Farrell. This is our final event in the Heritage Week 2017 line-up and will offer fascinating insight into medieval monastic landscapes.

'Quam Felix Curia' (what happy dwelling). Baroque Music of Poland's Golden Age
Friday, September 01, 2017 (20:00hrs)

'Quam Felix Curia' (what happy dwelling). Baroque Music of Poland's Golden Age

Chant21 singers & players invites you to an exceptional concert premiering splendid vocal instrumental music of the early baroque era in Poland. This concert will present some of the finest pieces that perfectly portray the musical style of the Golden Age Poland.

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision
Monday, September 04, 2017 (18:30hrs)

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision

Join us for this speaker series giving those currently or previously living in the direct provision system the opportunity to share their experiences and reflect on the themes of family, home and time. 

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision
Monday, September 11, 2017 (18:30hrs)

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision

Join us for this speaker series giving those currently or previously living in the direct provision system the opportunity to share their experiences and reflect on the themes of family, home and time. 

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision
Monday, September 18, 2017 (18:30hrs)

What's the Story? Lives in Direct Provision

Join us for this speaker series giving those currently or previously living in the direct provision system the opportunity to share their experiences and reflect on the themes of family, home and time. 

Life as Bishop and Archbishop: An evening with Bishop Walton Empey
Monday, September 25, 2017 (19:30hrs)

Life as Bishop and Archbishop: An evening with Bishop Walton Empey

The Friends of Christ Church Cathedral are pleased that Bishop Walton Empey has agreed to give a talk about his experiences and ministry in the Church of Ireland. All are most welcome to attend. Free of charge.

Coming Soon

What are you afraid of?
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (19:00-22:00)

What are you afraid of?

This Halloween night, you’re invited to bring your fears and hold them up to see them in a different light. Christ Church Cathedral will be open from 7pm with interactive prayer installations relating to day-to-day fears. An alternative style All Saints’ Eucharist begins at 8pm.

Watching and Waiting
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 (19:00 - 21:00)

Watching and Waiting

This time of year can be so busy we need to make space to prepare for the celebration of Christmas: the birth of Jesus, who came into the world to be ‘God with us’. The cathedral offers spaces for quiet prayer and reflections during the evening led by the Dean.

Watching and Waiting
Saturday, December 09, 2017 (10:30 - 13:00)

Watching and Waiting

This time of year can be so busy we need to make space to prepare for the celebration of Christmas: the birth of Jesus, who came into the world to be ‘God with us’. This quiet morning, built around the theme of ‘Watching and Waiting’, will be led by the Dean and will conclude with a celebration of the Eucharist.

Tuesday Night, 'Carols by Candlelight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (20:00hrs)

Tuesday Night, 'Carols by Candlelight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT

A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy TUESDAY tickets here. 

Wednesday Night, 'Carols by Candlenight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (20:00hrs)

Wednesday Night, 'Carols by Candlenight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT

A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy WEDNESDAY tickets here. 

Thursday Night, 'Carols by Candlenight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Thursday, December 14, 2017 (20:00hrs)

Thursday Night, 'Carols by Candlenight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT

A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy THURSDAY tickets here. 

A Quiet Christmas
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (19:30 - 21:00)

A Quiet Christmas

The holiday season can be a difficult and stressful time. We might be facing family tensions, financial stresses or the pain of bereavement. All are welcome to join us for this service Taizé chant and Holy Communion with prayers for wholeness and healing.