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.

NEWS: Due to the popularity of The Christ Church Cathedral Christmas 'Carols by Candlelight' Concerts, which book out every year, we have added an extra date. You can NOW buy tickets online, below, for December 6, 7, or 8. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the renowned Cathedral Choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. It's a special way to celebrate Christmas, and not to be missed. Book Early below to avoid disappointment!

22 Events based on your selection.


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Calligraphy and Illumination Workshop (for Adults and Children Aged 8 and upwards)
Saturday, September 10, 2016 (14:00hrs)

Calligraphy and Illumination Workshop (for Adults and Children Aged 8 and upwards)

Learn the art of calligraphy and illumination with Kevin Honan of Peannairí, taking inspiration from the Cathedral's rare books and manuscripts. Max 15 people. For adults and children aged 8 and upwards. Booking essential. 

Culture Night 2016... explore the medieval 12th Century Crypt
Friday, September 16, 2016 (evening)

Culture Night 2016... explore the medieval 12th Century Crypt

On Culture Night, experience historic tours of Christ Church Cathedral and its surroundings, plus music and more in Dublin’s most historic building. Descend the steps and explore the medieval 12th Century Crypt beneath the Cathedral.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Choir from Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (13:15hrs)

St. Thomas Aquinas Choir from Dallas, Texas

See the St. Thomas Aquinas Choir from Texas, USA as they share their musical talents during their final performance of their tour in Ireland. The choir will be featuring selections by Mozart, Stopford, Palestrina, and Waddell.

LONDON CONCERTANTE perform Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight
Friday, September 23, 2016 (20:00)

LONDON CONCERTANTE perform Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

London Concertante, the UK’s leading chamber orchestra, performs an enticing programme that features concertos by Vivaldi and Bach, including “Autumn” and “Winter” from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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JS Bach's St. John Passion, presented by the Residentie Bachkoor and Dublin's Fishamble Sinfonia
Saturday, October 01, 2016 (20:00hrs)

JS Bach's St. John Passion, presented by the Residentie Bachkoor and Dublin's Fishamble Sinfonia

Founded over 140 years ago in the Hague, the Residentie Bachkoor will see a dream come true when they perform Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion in Christ Church Cathedral, in collaboration with Dublin's Fishamble Sinfonia. Conductor: Jos Vermunt.

Viking Character Workshop  (for Children Aged 6 - 10)
Saturday, October 08, 2016 (14:00hrs)

Viking Character Workshop (for Children Aged 6 - 10)

Design a Viking character with illustrator and children's book writer, Mark Wickham ('Brian and the Vikings'), using Christ Church's long history as inspiration. Max 10 people. For children aged 6 - 10. Booking essential. 

Felt Bird Workshop (for Children Aged 8 - 15)
Saturday, November 12, 2016 (14:00hrs)

Felt Bird Workshop (for Children Aged 8 - 15)

Felt your own bird with artist Jamie Lewis of the Wool Felt Shop. Spot all the decorative birds around the cathedral and then design your own felt fowl. Max 15 people. For ages 8 - 15. Booking essential. 

Bachiana - with Chamber Choir Ireland
Saturday, November 19, 2016 (20:00)

Bachiana - with Chamber Choir Ireland

Combining two familiar Bach motets (Singet dem Herrn & Jesu Meine Freude) with Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, as well as works from Kagel and Berg. This engaging performance fuses Brazilian Folk and popular music.

November 25 & 26, 2016

"Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present"

The conference will explore the paradoxes presented by the reception of Magna Carta into Irish law, above all the contested and often highly restrictive-idea idea of ‘liberty’ that developed thereafter in Ireland. Register for Free.

Sheep Trail for parish, school and community pre-booked groups
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2016

Sheep Trail for parish, school and community pre-booked groups

We've had a flock of mischievous sheep let loose in the Cathedral! Help us find them to gather them up in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Take time out of the busyness of the season to breathe in the peace of this holy place. 

Saturday, December 03, 2016 (19:00hrs)

"From Darkness to Light" - A Sankta Lucia Concert by the Adolf Fredrik's Youth Choir, Stockholm.

Sankta Lucia is an important tradition in Sweden as it celebrates the light in what is considered the darkest month of the year. Sankta Lucia also heralds the arrival of Christmas.

Tuesday Night, 'Carols by Candlelight' CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (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 07, 2016 (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 08, 2016 (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. 

Handel's Messiah: Irish Baroque Orchestra & Resurgam Choir
Friday, December 09, 2016 (19:30hrs)

Handel's Messiah: Irish Baroque Orchestra & Resurgam Choir

An annual favourite in the Christmas calendar, Monica Huggett leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra, joined by Resurgam choir and outstanding soloists, in a thrilling performance of Handel's glorious masterpiece.

Chorister Workshop (for Children Aged 8 - 16)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 (14:00hrs)

Chorister Workshop (for Children Aged 8 - 16)

Become a chorister for the day with our Director of Music. Put on a robe and raise the roof with Christmas songs. No singing experience necessary. Max 20 people. For 8 - 16 year olds. Booking essential.

A&L Goodbody Choir Annual Christmas Choral Performance
Sunday, December 11, 2016 (20:00)

A&L Goodbody Choir Annual Christmas Choral Performance

The concert will feature choral arrangements of a range of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols, all performed by A&L Goodbody staff. 

Aiken Promotions presents Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Monday, December 12, 2016 (20:00hrs)

Aiken Promotions presents Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm Mac Con Iomaire will book-end his year with a very special performance. “And Now The Weather” was choice nominated early in the year and Colm has since performed in NYC; The Great Escape in Brighton and The Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry.

VIENNESE CHRISTMAS by Candlelight performed by LONDON CONCERTANTE
Thursday, December 15, 2016 (20:00)

VIENNESE CHRISTMAS by Candlelight performed by LONDON CONCERTANTE

London Concertante, the UKs leading chamber orchestra, celebrates Christmas with a host of wonderful Viennese music, including works by the "King of Waltzes", Johann Strauss II, including his masterpiece, the Blue Danube Waltz. 

The Mornington Singers Christmas Concert:
Saturday, December 17, 2016 (20:00)

The Mornington Singers Christmas Concert: "Noël!"

The Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert, "Noël!".

Nine Lessons and Carols - with Chamber Choir Ireland
Sunday, December 18, 2016 (20:00)

Nine Lessons and Carols - with Chamber Choir Ireland

Join Chamber Choir Ireland for their take on the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols. The Concert features a selection of seasonal works interspersed with traditional readings from the Old and New Testament.

Angelo Kelly & Family -
Thursday, December 29, 2016 (19:00hrs)

Angelo Kelly & Family - "IRISH CHRISTMAS"

Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Carols from around the world, with Angelo Kelly and Family mixing them and adding traditional Irish flair. It will be special evening, being filmed for a ‘Live DVD’. Don’t miss it!