Old Christchurch Cathedral

St WerburghCounty Dublin

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Map of Dublin in 1610 (see no 35 for Christ Church)

Christchurch Cathedral Dublin is of Hiberno-Norse origin (like many of the other coastal cathedrals in Ireland). Founded by King Sitric Silkenbeard  of Dublin sometime after 1028, the cathedral was initially a wooden building.

Christchurch aka the Holy Trinity was rebuilt in stone in the 1180s following the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to Ireland, led by Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.

The Christchurch Cathedral building that we know and love today was built on this site in the 1870s.

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