Christ Church Cathedral

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Christ Church Cathedral information

Waterford City , Ireland
Cathedral Sq
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Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat Easter-Oct, noon-3pm Mon-Sat Nov-Easter
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Christ Church Cathedral is Ireland's only neoclassical Georgian cathedral. Designed by local architect John Roberts, it was built on the site of an 11th-century Viking church, also the site where the 12th-century marriage of Strongbow and Aiofe took place. The rather grim highlight is the 15th-century tomb of James Rice , seven times Lord Mayor of Waterford: sculpted worms and frogs crawl over the effigy of his decaying corpse.