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 situated in Dublin, Ireland, and is the elder of the capital city’s 2 medieval 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 actually been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland’s Archbishop of Dublin given that the English Reformation. Though nominally claimed as his cathedral, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin uses St Mary’s in Marlborough Street in Dublin as his pro-cathedral (acting cathedral).

Christ Church Cathedral lies in the previous heart of middle ages Dublin, beside Wood Quay at the end of Lord Edward Street. Nevertheless a significant double carriageway structure scheme around it separated it from the original middle ages street pattern which when surrounded it, with its initial architectural context (at the centre of a maze of small structures and streets) lost due to road-building and the demolition of the older property 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 three cathedrals or acting cathedrals which can be seen plainly from the River Liffey.

 

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