Cobh Cathedral, Cobh

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Witness the beauty of the Roman Catholic Cobh Cathedral, which took 47 years to complete. E.W. Pugin, George Ashlin, and Thomas Coleman began construction in 1867, and it was not completed until 1915. Officially named St. Coleman's Cathedral, this religious site is known for spectacular neo-Gothic architecture. Tour the cathedral and admire its exterior and interior beauty. The cathedral houses the largest church carillon in Ireland, featuring 49 bells. You can also attend Mass, as the cathedral remains in operation. By using our Cobh trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Cobh Cathedral and other attractions in Cobh.
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  • A marvel of good taste in a universe of styles which we are not really used. What beautiful work! It comes to forget the false paths of the heirs of Christ... and is not a little to say! In this place he hangs a smell of simple faith... of sincere dialogue... but all this is elegantly done! It seduced us! To see absolutely.
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  • One of the most incredible churches I've ever visited. And the carillon fills the town with lovely sounds.  more »
  • Perched upon a hill Cobh Cathedral is an oasis of tranquillity. With several candle stations there are lots of visitors lighting candles for loved ones. The bells are delightful and live up to their b...  more »
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  • This is a very stunning, unique and majestic Roman Catholic Cathedral in a commanding position, standing high above the quaint town of Cobh and overlooking the harbour. The breathtaking views over the sea harbour from the Cathedral made climbing the steps from the bottom of Cobh town to get to the Cathedral high up from the seafront well worth it. The view from the cathedral is nothing short of spectacular. The Cathedral itself with its 300 ft high spire is a very impressive architectural building with so many details and an exceptional spacious 'Gothic' style interior with beautiful stained glass windows.
  • A must see. Great views of whole town and harbour from here. The Bells of the Cathedral play thought the summer seaon.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Huge gothic style church. Tours available. Car parking. Walk from bus or train. Gift shop. Quiet chapel for praying. Nearby to Heritage trail, many other museums and sights to see. Cobh is a lovely town, plan a whole day, maybe 2.
  • A very unique and stunning Catholic Cathedral in the town of Cobh. The size and richness of the church was surprising in such a small community. It sits majestically on the highest hill in town. Be sure to see its interior as it beautiful.
  • An astonishingly beautiful cathedral in the middle of Cobh. It is likely to be the most beautiful religious building in Ireland, with its gothic outside and polished interiors. I kindly suggest, even to those who are not Christian or Catholic to visit it during the prayers in order to acknowledge how special this place is.

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Where to stay in Cobh

Indulge in the comforts of a guesthouse or hotel with beautiful harbor views when you stay on the Great Island in the seaport town of Cobh. This small and colorful hillside town boasts Victorian guesthouses, independent apartments, and charming bed and breakfasts. For less expensive options, look outside the town center and away from the shoreline, where you will be able to enjoy the harbor and all the town has to offer without the high prices.
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