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St Fin Barre's Cathedral

Address: Dean St, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 021 4963387
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Ranked #7 of 72 Attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.

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Chester, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Who'd expect something this spectacular in the little town of Cork?! It was AWESOME and on top of the marvelous detail, we were treated to an organ recital (they were in the midst of some work) that brought the space to life! From the little gift shop we were able to acquire a one -of-a-kind locally made ceramic angel for... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Felt quite at home, sitting quietly with my thoughts. Even non church goers would enjoy the tranquillity of this cathedral.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful structure and very much a staple of Cork life. Grounds and building extremely well kept and definitely worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful buildings in the city. In a great area with a gorgeous park and the river Lee trough it which is a great picnic place

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Carrigaline, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Towering over Cork City, this Cathedral is a sight to behold. A brilliant place to observe history, architecture and historical art. I specifically visited this on a few occasions with my secondary school at the time for History and Art History as it is so relevant to both. I have also visited iit myself to just enjoy its prowess.

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Etna, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My family has been affiliated with this cathedral. I finally got to chance to go. Love it! Would love to be there on Christmas Eve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

For anyone who enjoys classic architecture and religious buildings, it must be said that St Fin Barre's is well worth seeing. Smaller in scale than the more famous cathedrals in western europe, it nonetheless is gorgeous, and by virtue of being smaller, you feel a much more personal connection (I believe) to your surroundings. A lovely piece of Victorian architecture.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have visited St Fin Barre's a couple of times - absolutely gorgeous place. The detail in this cathedral is just astounding!! Everywhere you look is covered with incredible carvings and the windows are just beautiful. Nice little gift shop in the front, too. Though fairly cheap to visit (especially for a student), I do think it should be free with... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lovely building, no one in the cathedral when I was there, it is very different to other cathedrals I have been to, more modern if you can call victorian modern. Well worth a visit especially the freemasonary bit about a woman being admitted in the 17th century to this organisation. Might be more enjoyable if they had a guide, probably... More 

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Sacramento, California
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35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We spent a little time wandering the grave stones outside and admiring the stonework. Then we went in and were greeted by a docent. We had a nice look around the quiet interior. It's a really lovely church and a peaceful place to have a quiet look around.

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