Cobh Cathedral

Cobh Cathedral

Cobh Cathedral
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited this Cathedral on 15 Apr & what an impressive building. You cannot miss it no matter where you are in Cobh & even from Spike Island it stands out from the rest of the City.

Should we wish to visit other attractions in Cobh there is free parking behind the Cathedral , all that's expected is a donation once you go inside St Colman's Cathedral itself. It's a Catholic Cathedral with wonderful visits over the harbour . The tower is an impressive 91m high , one of the tallest in Ireland. It took around 47 yrs to build the church & the interior is amazing with arches , carvings , lighting & stained glass.

For those looking for that infamous picture with the multi coloured houses a street away from he chuch , turn right from the front door of the church , walk about 150m turn left & 2nd road left , find wall overlooking a little park below & that's the spot. It was quite amusing how many other tourists were looking for the right spot while we were looking. The pic is certainly was the effort & apart from the houses , the cathedral with the sea in the background steals the show
Written 1 May 2022
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helenbbyrne
London, UK46 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Wow, this cathedral is well worth a visit. An amazing building with a very rich history and stories in central Cobh on the side of a hill with magnificent views over the harbour. Can be seen from every corner of the town.
Written 29 April 2022
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Brian M
Tullamore, Ireland4 contributions
Apr 2022
A must if visiting Cobh town. the cathedral reminded me of ones I've seen in Italy. I think it is probably the nicest cathedral I've seen in Ireland (I'm Irish).

I would fully recommend visiting as its free and beautiful. Parking is also free and near to the other amenities in the town.
Written 27 April 2022
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Nichole D
Ebensburg, PA34 contributions
Feb 2022
Parking at this church is free if you are going to the Titanic Museum. Give thanks by making a small donation and taking plenty of photographs inside this gorgeous church. It is fully functional, so be considerate.
Written 10 April 2022
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Kelly D
2 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited St. Colman's and lit candles for our parents. It is beautiful and well worth the hill climb.
Written 7 April 2022
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Jeff L
Boise, ID44 contributions
Mar 2022
It is a hike from the shoreline to get up there. It was worth it.
There was no fee to view the interior. The stain glass windows were very detailed. The light streams in on the south side. The cathedral has flying buttresses and gargoyles that are fun to check out. It is adjacent to the photogenic houses on the hillside so you can hit that while you are up the hill by the cathedral.
Written 26 March 2022
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Mominct24
Stamford211 contributions
Feb 2022
Steep walk up from the waterfront during a storm, but what gorgeous views and beautiful inside. Stained glass and architecture was spectacular.
Written 4 March 2022
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Gretchen S
11 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful! The cathedral is over 100 years old, just imagine the history inside! The packing lot is also a great place to park and see the church and continue down to the port.
Written 8 November 2021
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Dee
Manchester, UK13 contributions
Aug 2021
A wonderful place of prayer and a awesome Cathedral. Located in the center of the town standing high and proud on the hill side made for a remarkable view.
Written 2 September 2021
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sleepy155
Hollywood, FL236 contributions
Aug 2021
From the minute you walk in you will be blown away. The all wood ceiling and the marble pillars are stunning. The beautiful organ and stained glass are something to see. I can't say enough about the architectural beauty of this cathedral. A must visit on your trip through Cobh.
Written 26 August 2021
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