September 14, 2007
Christ Church Cathedral was built in 1172, commissioned by Strongbow, who was an Anglo-Norman conqueror of Dublin and Archbishop of Dublin, where a wooden church built by the Vikings in 1038 was standing.
A list below shows a few things that you shouldn’t miss, if you visit this Cathedral: (fee)
- Strongbow monument – I guess his body is not inside it, but his remains are buried in the cathedral, and a smaller monument placed next it may be a part of his original tomb.
- Chapel of St. Laud – The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is displayed in a casket.
- Crypt – The Mummified cat and rat displayed in a case on a wall. They were found inside an organ pipe in 1860′s.
Christ Church Cathedral: http://www.cccdub.ie/