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Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford
Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Waterford City’s Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity was built in 1793, making it Ireland’s oldest Catholic Cathedral and like the city’s Christ Church Cathedral, it was designed by influential architect John Roberts.

Renowned architect John Roberts designed the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford, which was built in 1793. The house of worship is located in Waterford City and is Ireland’s oldest Catholic cathedral, though it has seen many changes throughout its history. In 1977, the structure was refurbished following the Second Vatican Council, and in the 1990s, the building was refloored and the sacristy restructured.

In 2000, the square near Barronstrand Street was renamed as “John Roberts Square” in light of the influence he had over the architecture of the two Cathedrals in Waterford.

The façade in an elaborate classical style is distinguished by the elaborate because of the detail of the high quality stone masonry. The interior of the cathedral is well maintained and incorporates many features of outstanding artistic importance, including delicate stained glass windows by the Meyer Company of Munich, together with timber galleries and a vaulted roof of technical and engineering interest.

The size and the grandeur of the church is simply breathtaking and it is one of the monumental buildings of national importance in Ireland.

Why we like it
  • The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford, is almost 220 years old and is Ireland’s oldest Catholic Cathedral.
  • It is one of the monumental buildings of national importance.
  • The façade is an elaborate classical style distinguished by the detail of the stone masonry.
  • The interior of the Cathedral incorporates delicate stained glass windows, timber galleries and a vaulted roof.
Tips from locals

Make sure to also visit the Christ Church Cathedral Waterford located in The Viking Triangle. Both Cathedrals were built by the same architect John Roberts, but each are uniquely different.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
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Contact details
Barronstrand St, Waterford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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