Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Munster  /  County Waterford  /  Waterford  /  Historic Sites  /  Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford
(4.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, or more formally, the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Waterford City, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Waterford, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory.Ecclesiastical historyThe first church on the site was built in the 11th century. This was replaced in 1210 by a Gothic Cathedral. Following the Irish Reformation, a new body was established by decree of the Irish Parliament to became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland, as it was named, assumed possession of most church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin liturgy of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. Since Christ Church Cathedral was taken over in this way, Roman Catholic adherents were consequently obliged to worship elsewhere. In the 18th century, the city corporation recommended that the bishop erect a new building. The architect was John Roberts, who was responsible for much of Georgian Waterford.
Make Christ Church Cathedral a part of your Waterford vacation plans using our Waterford vacation generator.
Source
Create a full Waterford itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Waterford

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Waterford by other users

11 days in Ireland & Belfast BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • At the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford this is a hugely historic and beautiful building . It's free to visit! It is a working church with the Dean in situe and often hosts concerts due it it...  more »
  • this was a beautiful church and I really enjoyed being able to enter and see the architecture and beauty. 
  • While you are in the area it is always good to visit the local cathedral and get another look at life and faith. From front to back this has history and stories galore. From the days of the Vikings un...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful example of a Georgian church. Good interpretive display and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • It is one of the finest georgian buildings in the country. A fascinating and very interesting cathedral well worth a visit.
  • for for a bit of mass