020 St Patrick's Cathedral, 800th Anniversary Service, 1992 [Church of Ireland]
St Patrick's Cathedral was dedicated on St Patrick's Day, 1192 and became a cathedral in 1254. The steeple wasn't built until the eighteenth century. In 1872 St Patrick's became a national cathedral with Christ Church becoming the cathedral of Dublin. Major restoration work was carried out on building from 1860 to 1864. This work was funded by Benjamin Lee Guinness. The cathedral is one of the largest in Ireland and contains memorials to Jonathan Swift - the great figure associated with St Patrick's - and the blind harper O'Carolan.
This photo is from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection. This unique collection is an educational resource and provides a basis for original research on the history of Dublin from the second half of the twentieth century.