Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce that as part of the worldwide Magna Carta 800th celebrations we have put our very own Magna Carta on display. Exclusive to Christ Church Cathedral, this very special 14th century copy of Magna Carta, contained within our Liber Niger or ‘Black Book’, an eclectic mix of literary, theological, administrative and annalistic material created by the Canons of Christ Church, forms the centrepiece of a new, interactive family-friendly crypt exhibition.
Launched on 4 June 2015, the display will explain the significance of Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day, the importance of Christ Church’s special copy and how Magna Carta was, and still is, relevant in Ireland. Find out why Magna Carta was necessary, how Dublin came to be associated with the charter, and discover the surprising link between Magna Carta and one of Irish history’s most famous couples, Strongbow and Aoife.
Alongside this exhibition we have organised a series of public events on the theme of human rights with high profile speakers, historical lunchtime lectures, free workshops for schools, calligraphy classes and much more.
Christ Church Cathedral is very grateful for funding received from the Magna Carta Trust to assist in the creation of this exhibition.
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
Christ Church Cathedral is without doubt one of the most spectacular and beautiful buildings in Dublin. Located right in the heart of Dublin city, it is a leading visitor destination and has been a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Renowned for its breath-taking beauty, magnificent architecture, and exquisite floor tiles, it is home to the famous 12th Century Crypt, one of the largest in Britain and Ireland.
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