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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  • August 16, 2017
    A marvel of good taste in a universe of styles which we are not really used. What beautiful work! It comes to forget the false paths of the heirs of Christ... and is not a little to say! In this place he hangs a smell of simple faith... of sincere dialogue... but all this is elegantly done! It seduced us! To see absolutely.
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  • August 15, 2017
    One of the most incredible churches I've ever visited. And the carillon fills the town with lovely sounds.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Perched upon a hill Cobh Cathedral is an oasis of tranquillity. With several candle stations there are lots of visitors lighting candles for loved ones. The bells are delightful and live up to their b...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    Nice glassworks in the cathedral, has a very old organ and well known for its bells. Stunning birds eye view over the harbour.
  • March 4, 2017
    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.
  • January 28, 2017
    One of the most beatifull Cathedral in the intire Ireland - (Uma das mais belas catedrais de toda a Irlanda)
  • July 20, 2016
    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.

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Where to stay in Cobh

Indulge in the comforts of a guesthouse or hotel with beautiful harbor views when you stay on the Great Island in the seaport town of Cobh. This small and colorful hillside town boasts Victorian guesthouses, independent apartments, and charming bed and breakfasts. For less expensive options, look outside the town center and away from the shoreline, where you will be able to enjoy the harbor and all the town has to offer without the high prices.
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