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St. Peter and Paul's Church

Paul St., Cork, Ireland (Centre)
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Ranked #19 of 81 attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this church is nestled away on a side street off Patrick Street. The sense of calm and serenity can't be described fully. The age and timelessness is palpable

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Poole, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Wonderful carvings of angels, the confessionals are also exquisitely carved, as is the pulpit. Calm atmosphere in a highly vaulted ceiling and wide aisle. Beautiful church

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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This church actually came as quite a surprise, It's in the middle of Cork and while it does look nice from the outside, I did not expect such an awesome interior. The theme of this church seems to be 'angels' as you can find them everywhere. Some bigger angel statues 'guard' the middle part and they are very well made.... More

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Orrington, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a beautiful church tucked in downtown Cork. We decided to attend the Irish mass on Easter Sunday and were awed by the service even though we are not Catholic and had to try to follow along on a pamphlet provided. The lady who sang during the service had the voice of an angel. I shall never forget this... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Although this church is rather dark and bit gloomy, it's worth a visit to light candles....there is also a wonderful sculpture at the back of the church of the dying Jesus and Mary his Mother. A lovely reprieve from shopping...

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

What a stunning church. My partner and I went here Christmas Eve for Christmas carols. We went expecting Rudolph the red nose reindeer but we got a choir singing beautiful Christmas hymns. For special occasions, this being one of them, they combine the adult choir with the children's choir and it was stunning. The 2 hours of singing went by... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

As one of that large band who probably consider themselves 'lapsed', churches are not necessarily my natural milieu. However, since I discovered a few years back in the course of family research that my paternal grandparents (both of whom had died before I was born) were married in this church in 1905 I make a point of dropping in there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is a unique Roman Catholic church in Cork city. As was required by law, it was build off the main street (Patrick Street). It has beautiful architecture - Pugin style - and worth a visit. There are services provided on a daily basis, with a Latin mass once a week.

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40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I frequently pop in here just to take a few minutes out of my day and relax. On a recent visit I got talking to one of the custodians there and he explained the history of the Church to me and told me about the Angels with Wings concept that was used in the Churches design. Apparently there are over... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Some people like cathedrals and others think they all look alike. I like to visit cathedrals and see the artistic touches that the artisans created through out the ages of each cathedral's existence. St. Peter & St. Paul's cathedral held many beautiful carved wooden angels which I thought were very nice. Of course, each cathedral has is own large stained... More

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