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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  • Large cathedral which is well worth a visit.... Impressive inside and out with fantastic views of the sea from its elevated position. Ten minute walk from the town centre uphill.  more »
  • This cathedral looks out over the waterfront. It has beautiful stained glass windows and is ornate inside. Outside has magnificent spires. It is free to enter. It is not as ornate as York or St Paul’s...  more »
  • This church is one of, if not the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen, Europe or USA. The stained glass, architecture, and my favorite, mosaic tile use everywhere in the church. You cannot take it ...  more »
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  • The most breathtaking church we saw in all of Ireland! This little fishing town is so amazing with its dramatic slope to the bay and views.
  • 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.
  • Lovely small cathedral in the gothic style. Highly ornate and intricate stone and woodwork throughout well worth half an hour to have a look about.
  • Beautiful cathederal on a hill overlooking cork harbour great views worth the climb 😎
  • A must see. Great views of whole town and harbour from here. The Bells of the Cathedral play thought the summer seaon.
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