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Cobh Cathedral, Cobh

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Cobh Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Cobh Edition.
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  • Amazing church dominating the city skyline. Beautiful inside and out, a must see. Small donation asked for upon entry, took 47 years to build, breathtaking.  more »
  • Well worth any amount of inconvenience to see. Wonderful design, materials, and workmanship. We have seen many church buildings in our travels, but this was the best.  more »
  • After you catch your breath from walking up the hill to see this amazing cathedral you are mesmerized by the beauty of the architecture - inside and out. Lovely stained glass windows and side alters. ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • If you are looking for place to visit in Cobh definitely recommend this one. It is really beautiful place and combination of art and spirituality.
  • One of the most beatifull Cathedral in the intire Ireland - (Uma das mais belas catedrais de toda a Irlanda)
  • The nice thing about St. Coleman’s, a Roman catholic Cathedral, is that there is no entrance fee. Of course, as it is a working Cathedral you should avoid taking photographs when religious services are underway and flash Photography should be avoided at all times. I visited the interior a number of times before this visit and because of ongoing construction work it was not practical to take photographs. The church is attractive inside but as it is a relatively new building there is not much of historic interest to be seen. Inside there are some beautiful statues that should impress but I did notice that one reviewer described St. Coleman’s as a wonderful place for idol worshippers … the big difference between Roman Catholic and Church Of Ireland cathedrals in Ireland is that the RC buildings include lots of religious statues and icons which do appeal to many while those owned by the COI feature memorials to wars and our long gone Norman lords and masters but because of their age may be of greater historical interest. My advice is visit all of them and enjoy what is on offer.
  • A new experience; First time I ever saw electric prayer lights, very interesting building.