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St. Pat's Cathedral offers free admission to Patricks and Patricias on March 17

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Saint Patrick Cathedral, Dublin. Admission is free for Patricias and Patricks on March 17.

Saint Patrick Cathedral, Dublin. Admission is free for Patricias and Patricks on March 17.

Saint Patrick Cathedral, Dublin. Admission is free for Patricias and Patricks on March 17.

St. Patrick's Cathedral is offering free entry to anyone named Patrick, Patricia, Padraig, Pat or Paddy on St. Patrick's Day.

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, the storied cathedral has been at the centre of Dublin and Ireland's history for over 800 years.

Constructed on the site of an ancient well - said to have been used by St. Patrick himself - it went on to become the largest Cathedral in the country and the final resting place for Jonathan Swift, who served as its Dean from 1713 to 1745.

Today, almost half-a-million people a year enjoy the visitor experience, paying €6pp, or €15 for families, for admission.

The Cathedral will turn green for St. Patrick's Festival, and is also offering free admission to anyone called Patrick, Patricia, Padraig, Pat, Paddy (or any other derivative) on Tuesday, March 17.

To avail of the offer, visitors need to bring ID to prove their name.

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