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Proper Dress

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Proper Dress

Is it acceptable for an American to wear jeans to a Catholic mass at The Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, or should I wear a dress / skirt?

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Jeans are fine

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Is anyone going to tell her about white runners?

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"White Runners"???? Do tell!

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I wore jeans to mass this morning.

Didn't get excommunicated (yet!!)

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That would be canvas running shoes as against caucasian athletes. For some reason some door-men (aka bouncers) in Dublin clubs have taken against white runners and refuse to let people in on that basis. I don't think we have had any actual first hand anecdotes, but that's the word on the street.

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Hi RM R,

You're probably aware of this, but I just want to make sure. The two cathedrals (Christ Church and St Patrick's) in Dublin are not Catholic. They are Church of Ireland and as such do not offer mass, but follow the Anglican liturgy.

http://www.cccdub.ie/

http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/index.aspx

St Mary's Pro-Cathedral is not technically a cathedral but functions as one for the Catholic church offering mass. I assume this is the place you're referring to. (I'm not Catholic but have been to mass there and the music by the Palestrina Choir is stunning.)

http://www.procathedral.ie/

Jeans would be more than fine in all three locations...and so would white runners, I'm sure. There are no bouncers for religious services that I've seen!

Keith

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I was refused entry to The Woolshed on Parnell St and Slattery's on Capel St because the person I was with was wearing white runners (sneakers) but neither of those two will be providing Mass!!!

At a Confirmation Mass in Cobh was year I was stunned/shocked/amazed/gobsmacked at the style of some of the congregation, it was completely inappropriate... but the Bishop didn't seem to care so why should I? You'll be fine with your jeans!

(aside... to give you an idea of the style, this is what I was reminded of, I am 100% NOT joking! …blogspot.com/2011/09/lfw-topshop.html 2nd pictures)

Edited: 05 March 2012, 14:02
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Ah Lolly, the Muffin Tops with the Tango Tans :o)

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