The preserved heart of Laurence O'Toole.
Chapel of St.Laud (front of church on RHS, see map
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
and full size
Mouirchertach O'Toole, King of the Ui Muiredaig,
- St. Laurence O'Toole,
Dublin's patron saint,
He was first Archbishop of Dublin 1162.
Archbishop at time of Anglo-Norman invasion 1169.
negotiated the surrender of Dublin.
He built Christ Church with Strongbow 1172.
He died 1178, Eu, Normandy, age c.48 yrs.
He was buried there.
His heart was brought back and was preserved in Christ Church, Dublin.
He was canonised 1225.
- Mor O'Toole [daughter].
mar Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster
and had issue.
The preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole was stolen from Christ Church in 2012.
- It was recovered in 2018.