Saint Francis Church

Saint Francis Church, Cork

Saint Francis Church
4.5
06:30 - 13:30
Monday
06:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:30
Thursday
06:30 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 17:30
Saturday
06:30 - 17:30
Sunday
06:30 - 13:30

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Edward D
3 contributions
Fascinating church -- great design.
Jul 2019
Interior of the church is something to behold. The architecture is very well done and the space within is breath-taking
Written 9 October 2019
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Gabriel Mc Govern
Dublin, Ireland110 contributions
Spiritual Uplift.
Oct 2019 • Solo
This is another absolutely beautiful church in Cork City.Bright heavenly interior,where I found again a real sense of peace and tranquility in the centre of a very busy city.
Written 8 October 2019
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randn94
Margate, UK298 contributions
Must see
Jul 2019 • Couples
As you walk around the city shopping centre don’t hurry past this huge Franciscan church because it houses the most sumptuous mosaics. Even the small stations of the cross are works of art.
Written 4 August 2019
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Teresa S
County Cork, Ireland59 contributions
North Main St
Nov 2017 • Friends
this is a beautiful church you can enter from Liberty St or The North Main St there is Mass twice a day every day and the first Tuesday of every month we have Mass for the sick
Written 3 December 2017
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James O
Cork, Ireland558 contributions
An Oasis of Calm when you really need one
Nov 2017 • Solo
No matter your religious beliefs or lack there of, this beautiful old church is well worth a visit for so many reasons.
It is large and ornate with many fantastic mosaics and sculptures however it is so much more than that. Be cognisant of the fact that this is an active church which has services and people dropping in throughout the day, it is never empty, so be respectful.
It is the many side alters and areas of adoration that make it special for me, even if you are not Catholic or even Religious at all, the feeling of peace and contemplation to be found within this church is just spectacular.
The alter to St Anthony is an especially busy area within the church, with people constantly dropping in to light a candle and ask for favour from this well loved saint.
So do your soul or spirit or whatever you believe in a favour and find a quiet area of this church, sit down, give yourself a chance and think of nothing for a wee while. Given a chance the sense of peace which will envelope you is a modern day miracle.
No matter what your belief ( or none) pay this sanctuary a visit, you'll be glad you did.
Written 14 November 2017
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shelly-ann
warrenpoint1,898 contributions
Go inside..its so peaceful
Jul 2017 • Couples
From the outside this Francisan church looks enormous. Its so beautiful inside. Very high ceilings and lovely mosaics. Lots of Saint statues..including one of my favourite St Anthony. Very peaceful. Nice way to spend a few minutes with God.
Written 10 July 2017
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beachcomber_ireland
Dingle, Ireland26 contributions
Over the top!
Feb 2017 • Business
A 1950s (I think) and rather massive Roman Catholic church built in a Byzantine style. It looks like it belongs in a Mediterranean city not tucked behind a courthouse in a soggy Irish city! Everything about it is done on the grand and very ornamental scale.
Written 29 March 2017
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LILLYPAT
County Cork, Ireland35 contributions
Beautiful old church.
Jan 2017 • Family
Reminds me of my childhood when my father insisted we go to church every Sunday. Good few people in there when I visited.
Written 8 January 2017
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youke_worldwide
Singapore4,791 contributions
Beautiful stained glass
Jan 2017 • Solo
But church near centre of town: separate from church has a building with office. It's a beautiful red building with double doors to enter - and the double doors are beautifully stained glass. Simple front like the other Franciscan churches I have seen this trip but this church is much larger
Written 1 January 2017
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brendanst
winterton72 contributions
Holy Place.
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is probably the most stunning place in Cork City.
Outside of Italy, there is surely no more beautiful Church with extraordinary decor inside in the Italian terrazzo style.
Try to remember, when you visit, that this a working and well used Church by local and visitors alike. Therefore let your visit be respectful and discreet. Indeed, feel free to partake of its silence and tranquility as an antidote to tyrannous tour guides and emerge refresned and satisfied.
Written 20 October 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saint Francis Church

Saint Francis Church is open:
  • Sun - Sun 06:30 - 13:30
  • Mon - Mon 06:30 - 17:30
  • Tue - Tue 06:30 - 20:30
  • Wed - Wed 06:30 - 17:30
  • Thu - Thu 06:30 - 20:30
  • Fri - Sat 06:30 - 17:30


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