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Images of Stained Glass Windows at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. The fact that the church is almost one thousand years old is in itself enough to draw many visitors, but the beauty of the building and all it encompasses are what will have people coming back again and again.

Below you can see a sample of some of the magnificent stained glass windows that you can find in the cathedral. Also, between each picture you will find an interesting fact from the Cathedral’s history.

Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin.

Christ Church Cathedral was founded c. 1028

The cathedral famously contains the reputed tomb of Strongbow, a medieval Norman-Welsh peer and warlord.

Christ Church Cathedral contains the largest cathedral crypt (63.4m long) in Britain or Ireland, constructed in 1172-1173.

Christ Church Cathedral currently has a grand total of 19 ringing bells.

The Cathedral is also more formally known as, The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

In March 2012, the 12th century preserved heart of St Laurence O’Toole – which has been a religious focal point in Christ Church Cathedral for the past eight centuries – was stolen from a small heart-shaped wooden box which was sealed in an iron-barred case.

Many Bishops and Archbishops are burried at Christ Church Cathedral.

The church bells range in weight from a quarter of a ton to two and a quarter tons.

The Cathedral crypt houses fascinating memorials, the cat and the rat, The Treasury, an audio visual presentation, the cathedral shop and the Cathedral Café.

A mummified cat & rat are the most unusual inhabitants of the Cathedral crypt.

Over the years Christ Church’s crypt has served as a market, a meeting place for business, and even as a pub.

12 comments

  1. Just beautiful. My favorite is the smaller oval; amazing artwork!

    • Kathy
      There are so many more! They really are amazing pieces of art. They make they church even more beautiful than it already is.

      Liam

  2. I’ve only seen Christ Church from the outside, your pictures are beautiful and it makes me regret not seeing these magnificent art works in person when I had the chance. Sometimes the nicest things to experience are right in front of you, you just have to see them.
    Cheers

    • Thanks Brian.
      I was in Dublin for a few days and the day I went over there it was raining, so that helped encourage me inside :) But I’m glad I did go in of course, and probably would’ve anyway. It’s such an amazing building.
      Best regards,
      Liam

  3. Lovely photos of the stained glass, Liam. I remember taking the tour of Christ Church a long, long time ago when I was a Dublin schoolgirl. I stood in awe at the beauty of the glass back then. You bring back some great memories.

    • Mairead
      I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. It definitely was a worthwhile experience to go to the cathedral. Such amazing history. There can’t be too many 1000 year old churches in the world.

      Best wishes,
      Liam

  4. Stunning windows, I particularly like the ‘EYE’ (oval)

  5. Beautiful would love to see it in person.