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Christ Church Cathedral
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Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
Ranked #11 of 66 things to do in Waterford
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It makes such a change to have a cathedral in Georgian style that has not been "updated" by the Victorians. An elegant space with lots of light and elegant decoration.

Thank Steve M
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"john roberts"
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"pipe organ"
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"james rice"
in 4 reviews
"georgian style"
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"a small gift shop"
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"stained glass"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 5 reviews
"waterford crystal"
in 10 reviews
"viking triangle"
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"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"bishop's palace"
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"visiting waterford"
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"donation"
in 16 reviews
"architecture"
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"strongbow"
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"stucco"
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A very bright and beautiful cathedral on the inside. The pipe organ took center stage as you entered the building. There were stained glass windows throughout as well as statues and memorials. There was also quite a bit of information explaining the history of the grounds of this cathedral.

Thank dgbg100106
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

You encounter this Cathedral on your tour of the Viking triangle. It is huge and much plainer design wise and ornamentation wise than most Roman Catholic cathedrals. Huge steeple in the center. It is another of the designs of John Roberts and it was completed in 1779. It is said to be on the spot where Strongbow married Aoife and event which had a monumental impact on the history of Ireland. Close by is the very poignant John Condon Memorial remembering the losses that Ireland suffered in WWI. John Condon was only 14 years old and was the youngest soldier to have died in this senseless war. Close by too is the huge oak tree that was brought to the square and carved with magnificently with symbols and figures depicting the history and culture of Ireland. That is not to be missed.

1  Thank jer b
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Impressive, yet welcoming cathedral building with an interesting history and interior features. Particularly struck by the decoration around the altar area, ‘the cadaver tomb’ of James Rice and the ‘Child’ stained glass window.
Liked the fact that all visitors were free to take as many photos as they wanted without needing to fork out for a permit (as in other major churches). I ended up snapping quite a few!
Was greeted by Geoffrey (member of staff on the desk) who was friendly, efficient and VERY knowledgeable. I reckon he should start leading tours. He could well be an untapped asset!
Cheers, Geoffrey - really enjoyed talking to you. Most enlightening - and amusing: your ‘Bach’ anecdote was a classic! (Oh..Sorry if I’ve spelt your name wrong..)
Also some lovely gifts in the small shop area. Great all round.

3  Thank Roz L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Beautiful church, with fantastic decorative plasterwork ceilings. Definitely worth dropping in for a look around while in the area.

Thank shonashona345
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