Visitor Guide:

Visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral

How to find us: The Cathedral is located in Armagh City, the geographical heartland of Northern Ireland, a beautiful rural, historic area served by the main motorway network in Northern Ireland. Armagh City is 1 hour’s drive from Belfast or Belfast International Airport and less than 2 hours from Dublin. For details of public transport in Northern Ireland contact Translink.

The links below provide drivers’ with maps and directions detailing how to get to St Patrick’s Cathedral. Please note there is a different route for coach drivers and drivers of large vehicles.

bus directions

Cathedral Directions for cars

A map of Armagh can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Opening times

April – October: 9.00am – 5.00pm November – March: 9.00am – 4.00pm Group tours must be pre-arranged with the Cathedral Steward. The cost of a group tour is 1-24 people – £3.00 per person, 25+ people – £2.00 per person. It costs over £250 per day just to run this Cathedral, with no support from public funds. Keeping it in repair is an extra! Please make a donation. Suggested donations are- Adults £3, Concession £2 and children under 18 are FREE.  The Cathedral offers two full choral services each Sunday. In addition, a daily service, usually the office of Matins, is said and holy days are marked by a celebration of the Eucharist. For the wider community, the Cathedral hosts ecumenical and civic services, stages concerts and recitals and is used by schools and organisations on other occasions. If you would like any more information on opening times or any of our current tours, please contact the Cathedral using the details below: Tel: 028 3752 3142 E-mail: admin@armaghpubliclibrary.co.uk Post: Armagh Public Library, 43 Abbey Street Armagh BT61 7DY


Services

Visitors are welcome to come and worship at all services. Sunday Services 10.00am Holy Communion – (Said – No sermon or hymns) Traditional Form 11.00am Sung Eucharist –  Contemporary Form 3.15pm Choral Evensong – Sung

Weekday Services (Monday – Saturday) 9.30am Said Matins 12.30pm Celtic Prayer – 1st Wednesday of each month. Wednesday 9.30am – Holy Communion, Contemporary Form. Saints and Holy Days 9.30am- Holy Communion, Contemporary Form


Other Places to visit in Armagh

The Robinson Trail is an excellent way to view a lot of what Armagh has to offer as well as learn about the man who transformed Armagh into a city of stunning architecture. If you would like to learn more, please click the following link.  The Robinson Trail . Other places worth visiting while in Armagh include:

  • Armagh Public Library
  • St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • Armagh County Museum- Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum
  • Navan Centre and Fort
  • Archbishops Palace, Palace Stables, and Primate’s Chapel
  • Armagh Planetarium
  • Armagh Observatory
  • Armagh’s collection of  Gardens and Parklands. Please click on the following for more information. gardens and parklands

Please visit our links section for links to these and other sites.