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Visitor Information

Covd-19 Update:

The Cathedral has reopened to visitors with restrictions in place. All visitors must wear a mask, sanitise their hands and observe social distancing of two metres. Large groups cannot be accommodated at present.

Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter

We have signed up to the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter and now comply with it in full. For details of the principal measures we have put in place to protect our visitors and staff please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Visitor Opening Times

Monday-Saturday 10:00-13.00 & 14.00-17:30

Sunday Closed to visitors

Open Bank Holidays 10.00 - 17.30

Please Note: Last Admission is 30 minutes before closing times


In order to maintain this highly complex listed building and to keep it open for visitors we are obliged to charge a modest admission fee.

Adult - €6.00

Seniors & Students with I.D. - €5.00

Children under 16 - Free

Group rates available*

*Please note that we cannot facilitate tours being conducted by non-Cathedral staff on our grounds.

(Those who wish to pray privately are welcome to use the Dean’s Chapel)

Covid-19 Protocols for Visitors to the Cathedral 

The following precautions and protocols have been put into place to safeguard our visitors and staff:

Those who have any symptoms of Covid-19 are asked not to enter the building. Signage reminding visitors of those symptoms is in place.

Admission for those who have come on to the island of Ireland or those who have travelled outside the island of Ireland within 14 days of their visit will be determined by the latest government advice.

A one way entry and exit system is in operation. Entrance is via the southwest door and exit is by the west door.

Hand sanitisers are provided and must be used upon entry and exit of the Cathedral.

All visitors must give a name (or a lead name in the case of families or groups) and a phone number for contact tracing purposes. These records will be retained for 15 days following the visit and then be destroyed.

All our visitors are asked to wear facemarks when in the Cathedral. If visitors don’t have a mask with them they can be purchased at the entrance for 50 cent. Signage reminding visitors of proper cough and sneeze etiquette is on display.

Large groups cannot be facilitated at present. Visiting groups may be asked to break up into smaller groups and wait in turn to be admitted.

Strict social distancing (minimum 2 metres) applies throughout the building.

A small number of dedicated seats for private prayer are available in the Deans’ Chapel.

A rigorous cleaning protocol is in place, including the regular and frequent sanitisation of all surfaces that may be touched by visitors (door handles, pew ends, seats etc).

Visitors are not allowed to consume food or drink on the premises and are asked to take all waste away with them. Where this is not possible, pedal operated bins are provided.

Cathedral staff may ask to take visitors’ temperatures with a non-contact thermometer.