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St Fin Barre's Cathedral

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Address: Dean St, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 021 4963387
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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Definitely well worth a visit. Mosaics are spectacular, as is the organ and it was lovely to hear it played. A must-see on a visit to Cork.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The cathedral is stunning from the outside with great photo opportunities. This is a fee paying attraction and in my opinion the fees would have been worth it if there was a tour (similar to St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin) to explain the various features of the place.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Definitely well worth a visit. Mosaics are spectacular, as is the organ and it was lovely to hear it played. A must-see on a visit to Cork.

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of my favourite sights in Cork. A bit tricky to find parking sometimes though there is a parking house around the corner. However, the cathedral is beautiful, inside and outside. There is a fee though to go in.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Absolutely stunning cathedral! This is a must-see if you are in Cork! The architecture is beautiful and the stained glass is fascinating, as it tells a story across the panels.

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The church is absolutely beautiful with amazing architecture. I am far from religious but I was in awe of the building.Anyone who appreciates architecture would love this church. The church interior is accessible to the public but I was disappointed to find it was closed on the day I went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had a few hours to spare in Cork and took a walk to see this lovely church, it was closed! The outside is impressive and well worth a visit just to see it! I would like to have seen inside though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very traditional at Christmas time. Lovely atmosphere at the Christmas Eve carol service. Although parking difficult around the cathedral.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Cathedral as tourists recently and was taken aback by the charge just to visit this Cathedral.€5.00! There were a number of tousists outside also in exactly the same position. Needless to say, all continued on our way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great historical site ,just a few minutes walk from Cork City Centre , we payed for a guided tour €5 and it was well worth it , lots of information about this magnificent Protestant Cathedral ,I must see if intrested in history and architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

If you are one who has a spiritual side this place reverberates the Holy Ghost. We were lucky to sit through a special mass annointing 2 church leaders. The Bishop of the Parrish was present as well to oversee the ceremony. I was honored to have witnessed this ritual in which was accompanied by an amazing choir. Literally felt like... More 

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