Founded c.1030 by Norse King, Sitriuc Silkbeard, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Dublin and has been at the heart of Dublin history and culture for almost 1000 years.
Christ Church is the ideal place to learn about the Vikings, the Normans and medieval life.
Christ Church is a great place for Secondary School students to learn more about the history of Dublin and how religious practices have changed and evolved during the centuries.
A tour of the cathedral will greatly enhance students’ understanding of Irish history and culture throughout the ages and will give them the opportunity to feel close to figures studied throughout their education, including Strongbow and St Laurence O’Toole, Patron Saint of Dublin.
Secondary school pupils also have the opportunity to climb up to our belfry, learn about our bells (the largest number in any church in Ireland) and have a go at bell-ringing for themselves – an experience unique to Christ Church Cathedral.
Secondary Schools can book in for SELF-GUIDED TOURS, GUIDED TOURS or TRAILS. As well as general history tours, Christ Church is also an ideal place for active learning for secondary school pupils in a variety of other subjects. Our fun Craft Trail focuses on the craftspeople involved in the construction of the building and its decoration, while our innovative Belfry Maths and Science Trail brings elements from the mathematics and physics curricula alive in an exciting new way.