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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. 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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  • We visited the church and it was just beautiful. We arrived at a good moment. A wedding was happening in the afternoon so a singer was rehearsing his performance. It was just magical and breath-taking...  more »
  • This is a stunning church overlooking the town of Cobh. It is a very steep walk to get up to the church though. 
  • Amazing place to visit just to see. Got hic architecture in a quaint village next to the sea. Worth the walk up to. 
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  • 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.
  • My wife and I visted in 2014. It was to trace ancestors. My great grandmother Hanora O'Connor was from there and my grandmother was born there. My great grandfather Harry Bloom and great grandmother were married at that church in 1919. It was very emotional standing were they had. We walked down the steps and enjoyed the afternoon at Rob Roy's pub visiting with people that made us feel like we belonged there. We will return.
  • The views across Cork Harbour (the largest natural harbour supposedly) are magnificent and the walk up here will give you a workout. Walking around the church (which is the cathedral for the diocese of Cloyne) you can't help but think about the cruel inaction of Bishop Magee.
  • Impressive cathedral. In the tower there is a 42 bell carillon. A trip to Cobh must include a visit to this beautiful building.
  • Stopped in Cobh for an overnight. What a nice place to visit.