CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
My Grandmother always referred to this as St. Michaels Hill but my father referred to it as Winetavern Street and until recently I also referred to it as Winetavern street because that was what on any map that I had seen.
However, about three years ago, I noticed a street sign under the arch at Christ Church Cathedral indicating that it is St. Michael’s Hill.
After some research I discovered that the left hand side [East] of the street heading towards the river is St. Michael’s Hill while the other side of the street is Winetavern Street. To make things even more complicated St. Michael’s Lane was originally Christchurch Lane.
In the 17th century, taverns on Winetavern Street included the Whitehorse the Golden Lion and the King’s Head and all are long gone.
Christ Church Cathedral, more formally The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the (Anglican) Church of Ireland. It is situated in Dublin, Ireland, and is the elder of the capital city’s two medieval cathedrals, the other being St Patrick’s Cathedral.
The cathedral was founded in the early 11th century under the Viking king Sitric Silkenbeard. It was rebuilt in stone in the late 12th century under the Norman potentate Strongbow, and considerably enlarged in the early 13th century, using Somerset stones and craftsmen. A partial collapse in the 16th century left it in poor shape and the building was extensively renovated and rebuilt in the late 19th century, giving it the form it has today, including the tower, flying buttresses, and distinctive covered footbridge.