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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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  • This Cathedral is an impressive building. As visitors we were made very welcome and we would like to attend a service one day. 
    This Cathedral is an impressive building. As visitors we were made very welcome and we would like to attend a service one day.  more »
  • I love visiting churches, and this one was beautiful. It was worth the hike up the hill (which was not bad with the the stairs via the back route). The views were also wonderful. 
    I love visiting churches, and this one was beautiful. It was worth the hike up the hill (which was not bad with the the stairs via the back route). The views were also wonderful.  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral. Plenty to see and nice place to sit and cool down. Worth a visit. Two gulls were flying around when we visited. 
    Beautiful cathedral. Plenty to see and nice place to sit and cool down. Worth a visit. Two gulls were flying around when we visited.  more »
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  • A beautiful cathedral that overlooks the Cobh harbour . Convenient free parking at the back of the cathedral,a 5-10min walk into town to visit other well-known attractions. A small donation inside the cathedral is requested. The cathedral tower is 91m high and the cathedral took 47yrs to build. The arches , carvings and stained glass inside are awesome , the pulpit is something else. Just check website for services or events and work around that. One of the most amazing cathedrals we saw in our 2 week trip in Ireland
  • Beautiful cathedral and lovely views of the harbour. Also if planning to take the picture of deck of cards it gives a very good vantage point. Try to go early in the morning to witness Beautiful sun rise along with the ethereal church bell sounds!!..
  • Such a beautiful place with an amazing view. The place gave a very good positive vibe. The architecture was fascinating and definitely a must visit when in Cobh. The view from the cathedral was amazing, worth visiting.
  • A stunning cathedral with gorgeous architecture, carvings & stained glass. Whether you are religious or not, the beauty of the design and construction of this 103 year old cathedral is undeniable.
  • One of its kind cathedral. Never failed to visit the cathedral whenever Im in Cork. Beautiful inside out, summer or winter. Have an amazing view of the harbor and vice versa.

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