Churches and confessions fit well in the same sentence. OK… my confession has no real spiritual value, only that since we’ve been in Ireland we only ever been inside the Cathedral once. That was many years ago.
Last Sunday’s stroll form Connolly Station down the Liffey, sorry up the Liffey, toward Heuston Station threw up a few surprises. There is most definitively no better way than to see a city than by foot. Even though I’ve driven along the route countless times I never got the sense that there was as much to see.
I was tempted on more than one occasion to wonder away from the river but resisted, until I spotted Christ Church Cathedral. The building is so obviously sited within a hundred meters or so from the south quays… it’s imposing structure looming large on the hill above the surrounding city scape. I had to stroll up the slope… take in all the views from the different vantage points and then back down to the river.
I’ll not go into all the history today… just show you a few different views… starting at the Liffey and ending on the opposite bank after a full 360 of the Cathedral. As to be expected, there were tourists to be seen… so, what’s new? Some time in the future we’ll return to have another look inside… until then, I’ll leave you with these views of the exterior…