Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral (, more officially The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the (Anglican) Church of Ireland. It is located in Dublin, Ireland, and is the elder of the capital city’s 2 middle ages cathedrals, the other being St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Christ Church is officially claimed as the seat (cathedra) of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. In law, and in fact, it has been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland’s Archbishop of Dublin considering that the English Reformation. Though nominally claimed as his cathedral, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin utilizes St Mary’s in Marlborough Street in Dublin as his pro-cathedral (acting cathedral).

Christ Church Cathedral lies in the former heart of middle ages Dublin, next to Wood Quay at the end of Lord Edward Street. However, a significant double carriageway structure scheme around it separated it from the original middle ages street pattern which once surrounded it, with its initial architectural context (at the centre of a labyrinth of little structures and streets) lost due to road-building and the demolition of the older domestic quarter at Wood Quay.

As a result, the cathedral now appears dominant in isolation behind brand-new civil workplaces along the quays, out of its original medieval context. The cathedral is utilized as the setting for filming from time to time. Christ Church is the only one of the 3 cathedrals or acting cathedrals which can be seen clearly from the River Liffey.


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