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Christ Church

Among the cathedrals that should be visited are St. Patrick's, Christ Church and St. Michan's. St. Patrick's is the largest of the cathedrals. The original church was dedicated in 1192 and restored in the 1860's. Jonathan Swift was dean of the church from 1713-1745.

Strongbow, who is buried in the cathedral, constructed Christ Church in the 12th century. It has the largest vaulted crypt in Ireland.

St. Michan's Church was constructed in 1685 on the site of an 11th century Viking church. It has an 18th century organ on which Handel played the "Messiah" but is better known for its underground vaults that contain the mummified remains of Crusaders and nuns.

Submitted by Corky © 1998

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