The top ten best places to celebrate Christmas in Ireland
Get some ideas on where to spend the Christmas holidays in some beautiful cosy spots around Ireland
10. Christchurch Cathedral
Ring in the New Year at Christchurch Cathedral, at the heart of the city of Dublin for almost 1,000 years. The cathedral of Holy Trinity, commonly called Christ Church, was founded by the Vikings, rebuilt by the Anglo-Normans and restored by the Victorians.
Architecturally, it is famed for its Norman crypt (the second largest in Britain or Ireland) and for the arcading of the nave, which is considered to be the finest example of Early English in the country.
The earliest manuscript dates Christ Church cathedral to its present location around 1030. Dunan, the first bishop of Dublin and Sitriuc, Norse king of Dublin, founded the original Viking church, which was probably subject to the archbishop of Canterbury. It’s the perfect venue to appreciate the long history of the nation. And afterwards you can sample the finest Fish and Chips you’ll ever taste at the nearby Leo Burdock’s chip shop (a famous Dublin landmark not known to tourists).
Originally published in 2009.