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 UP-DATE: Our popular Christ Church Cathedral Christmas 'Carols by Candlelight' Concerts are all BOOKED OUT.  Thank you for your support. There are still plenty of other great events to enjoy. See your choices below.

18 Events based on your selection.


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Place an Angel on Our Christmas Tree - inscribed with your name or that of a loved one.
Christmas Season

Place an Angel on Our Christmas Tree - inscribed with your name or that of a loved one.

It’s a unique way to be present with us throughout our seasonal celebrations and to give vital support to the Cathedral. It includes 2 free admissions.
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. 

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. Tuesday Booked Out.

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. Wednesday Booked Out. 

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. Thursday Booked Out. 

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, Monica Huggett leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra, joined by Resurgam choir and outstanding soloists, in a thrilling performance of Handel's glorious masterpiece. Booked Out

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.

Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices
Saturday, December 10, 2016 (20:00hrs)

Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices

Join New Dublin Voices for the annual 'Carols for Christmas' concert in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. As always, the performance will feature a feast of festive favourites, as well as a host of Irish and world premieres. 

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. BOOKED OUT

Peata Carol Service
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (13:15hrs)

Peata Carol Service

Christ Church Cathedral will host a lunchtime charity carol service in Aid of the PEATA association. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the festivities. Admission is free of charge.

Low - A Christmas Performance
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (20:00hrs)

Low - A Christmas Performance

BOOKED OUT:  Low - A Christmas Performance. LOW’s 8-song 1999 Christmas EP is one of the seminal alternative festive releases that music lovers return to every winter to get them in the seasonal mood. Support act: Gaelynn Lea.

Cathedral Nights: Advent Reflection, December
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (19:00hrs)

Cathedral Nights: Advent Reflection, December

Christ Church Cathedral will be open from 19:00hrs until 21:00hrs with contemplative music and creative prayer spaces. Free of charge. Stop for a little while or stay for the whole evening.

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" and Johann Strauss II. Booked Out

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

Featuring a selection of seasonal works, this concert will be interspersed with traditional readings. Bring your loved ones to one of the Dublin’s musical highlights this Christmas. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!

A Quiet Christmas
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (20:00hrs)

A Quiet Christmas

This can be a stressful and difficult season for many people. Christ Church Cathedral Dublin is offering 'A Quiet Christmas', service of Taizé chant and Holy Communion with prayer for wholeness and healing. All are welcome.

'Remembering the Child'. A powerful and distinctive choral event by Aspiro Choirs
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 (19:00hrs)

'Remembering the Child'. A powerful and distinctive choral event by Aspiro Choirs

Aspiro choirs will perform a truly unique commemoration concert ‘Remembering The Child’. The hugely successful Irish and World Premier of Liam Lawton’s ‘Requiem For A Child’.

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!