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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  • I did not think to find such a cathedral in a village of this majestic size I found myself in the middle of the mass the Cathedral was full everyone on its impressive 31
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  • Well worth a visit - such beautiful architecture, stained glass and ornamentation. This cathedral dominates the skyline in Cobh.  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral built in 1919. The stations of the cross are depicted inside. The stained glass windows are majestic, as is the altar area. There are also commanding views of Cobh from t...  more »
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  • This is a very stunning, unique and majestic Roman Catholic Cathedral. Standing high above the quaint town of Cobh, it's in a very commanding position, overlooking the town and Cork Harbour. The breathtaking views 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 views from the Cathedral are 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. It's a must visit when in Cobh.
  • Absolutely beautiful cathedral. Would recommend as a must see. We went inside and were all blown away by how beautiful it was. We can only imagine how long it took to build and the skill used. A lovely man was at the door welcoming people and handing out free necklaces. It was nice taking to him. Would be nice if they made some pamphlets on the history of the cathedral and left them somewhere you can see, ask for donations or what not if you want one. Would go see again
  • It's a very impressive church, set in an area that contains such wealth but also so much poverty. It's so sad to see such money bring spent on lavish buildings whilst there are people living in such terrible conditions. They are currently fundraising €1 million for refurbishments. I think the really good Christian thing to do would be to give that money to the local poor who clearly need it! The people responsible should feel ashamed of themselves.
  • Wow. What a place. A place of Historical interest. Colman Cathedral is a must see bring a Camera with you. It has amazing sound from the bells when they chime different sound different hour. Nice walk from centre of Cobh not far from Train station. Amazing views from the Cathedral of Spike Island in the distance. Also the last port of call for the doomed Traffic on its maiden voyage. Nice bars and restaurants on sea front no beach here. All the big Cruise ships call here to Cobh as it is one of the biggest and Deepest Natural Harbour in Europe if not the world?
  • Spectacular when viewed both near and far away! This stunning cathedral is an absolute must visit when you are in Cobh. Oozing architecture and history. It's location commands the best view of the harbour and the cruise terminal below and the islands within the harbour. The only downside is that there is not a regular tour available of the cathedral so difficult to know the history of it as you walk around. However enjoy this beautiful place, be respectful when you are there and do leave a donation, big or small in the donation box if you do go inside.
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