Down Cathedral

Down Cathedral was built in the 12th Century and is the Medieval Cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Down. It stands on Cathedral Hill beside the National Grave of the Patron Saint of Ireland and is the episcopal seat (Cathedra) for the Church of Ireland Bishop of the Diocese of Down.

The Cathedral is a stunning piece of Medieval, Gothic and Georgian architecture and has fabulous German stained glass as well as one of the most famous organs in Ireland. It hosts major festivals and services for the Diocese, the highlight being the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March. The Cathedral is also home to a small congregation who worship here Sunday by Sunday.

The Cathedral is open every day for daily prayer and because of its unique situation and historic association with St Patrick it serves as a focal point for Christians of all denominations.

Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm.