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St Fin Barre's Cathedral

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Address: Dean St, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 496 3387
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A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.

A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.

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Beautiful Cathedral to visit. Had a great guide that walked us thru the church. Can't wait for our next visit to Ireland

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Cathedral to visit. Had a great guide that walked us thru the church. Can't wait for our next visit to Ireland

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Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing gothic cathedral right in the heart of Cork city. Reasonable entry fee and very knowledgeable guides. Cork is steeped in history. Ask about the cannon ball lodged in the wall. Great story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On entering St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, I was asked for a €5 entrance fee. I asked what was the purpose of the fees and if I needed to pay to pray. I was then told the fee would not be necessary but that I should use the central aisle only. How odd? Surely the 'House of God' should be freely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a solo walk through the grounds outside the cathedral, and it is quite impressive. One could spend an hour looking at all of the details that are in the structure. Excellent spot for lunch if the weather is nice. I did not have a chance to go inside, but I am sure it was lovely. They were holding... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether Cathedral visits is your thing or not, if visiting Cork city it would be a shame to pass on this gem. As good if not better than any similar structure in the world.

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Kilmaine, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Staff including guide were very helpful - stunning - stained glass windows throughout Cathedral at every aspect with sandstone walls, cork granite, Connemara and Kilkenny marble nicely co-ordinated. Sun casts the colour on the stained glass windows onto the sandstone walls - very uplifting - a mirage of colour.

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Thank Mary V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place of worship currently managed and run by the church of ireland has stain glass windows and an organ to kill for.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The cathedral was wonderful for the annual Christmas Carol Concert. It is a beautiful old building and well known for its great acoustics. The tickets were long sold out, tribute to the esteem both the building and carollers are held.

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Thank Marie K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We saw this place from the Elizabeth Fort and decided to pay a visit. The chap was very helpful a font of knowledge not found in the guide books. One of the most fascinating items they have is an original WW1 cross from the battlefield after being replaced by the famous white headstone. Well worth an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I visit St Fin Barres cathedral.It is a lovely building with the most beautiful stain glass windows.

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