While Ireland is historically a Christian country, it has now become an extremely religious and culturally diverse country. Ireland and the Irish people extends a very warm welcome to everybody regardless of their religion, nationality or culture.
Ireland has a fascinating history and religion has certainly formed a significant part in that history.
There are many famous Churches and Cathedrals spread across the island of Ireland. Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin are two of the most recognisable Cathedrals in the world. Both cathedrals now offer superb visitor experiences and are recognised as being amongst Dublin’s Best Tourist Attractions. Christ Church Cathedral has been a religious centre for almost 1,000 years with records at the current location dating back to 1030AD. Christ Church Cathedral has witnessed all of Ireland’s turbulent past over this time and has been a focal point for much of this.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral also has a long and colourful history which dates back over 800 years. Ireland’s Patron Saint, Saint Patrick, is believed to have used the vicinity of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to baptize new converts to Christianity in the 5th century. Both of these magnificent Cathedrals are well worth a visit during your Irish Golf Tour or Ireland Vacation.
The ancient Christian site of Clonmacnoise is regarded as one of the leading Tourist Attractions in the Midlands of Ireland. This site dates back to the 6th Century and features the iconic “Celtic High Crosses” amongst other stunning artefacts. The location of Clonmacnoise is magnificent as it was built on the banks of the River Shannon.
Knock Basilica in County Mayo in the west of Ireland is one of the most recognisable and famous Catholic churches in the world. The fascinating history of Knock Basilica dates back to 1879 and now this magnificent centre hosts over 1.5million pilgrims every year.
While you are on your Ireland Golf Vacation or Irish Tour, our experienced team are glad to assist with any personal religious requirements such as prayer locations and times for all religions.