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St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork

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Visit William Burges' first Victorian work of architecture: St Fin Barre's Cathedral. The famed architect oversaw every detail of the church's construction during his lifetime, and the result is considered the best example of Burges' ecclesiastical work. Go inside to see the ornate interior with gold inlay and green- and rose-colored marble. The effect of the interior is enhanced by a refurbished organ dating back to the cathedral's construction in the 19th century. The church remains active and is supported by a vibrant congregation; consider attending a service or organ concert to round out your visit. Make St Fin Barre's Cathedral a centerpiece of your Cork vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cork travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Staff including guide were very helpful - stunning - stained glass windows throughout Cathedral at every aspect with sandstone walls, cork granite, Connemara and Kilkenny marble nicely co-ordinate...  more »
  • Without a doubt the most famous church in the city. Still has an interesting garden. and you have to choose a church to visit in Cork in this choice.
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  • This place of worship currently managed and run by the church of ireland has stain glass windows and an organ to kill for. 
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  • Unfortunately there was a service on at the time of our visit so we were unable to go inside but if the exterior is anything to go by it is probably absolutely stunning! From the outside you can see a large circular part of the building which I can only assume is a side chapel. I'm sorry to hear that they actually charge you to go in because we are all happy to give what we can afford which will be more for some than others and it will prevent people who want to go in for quiet prayer too.
  • Beautiful example of high Victorian design by William Burges. It's well worth a visit. Take time to look at all the details, and ask the fine staff questions. They're quite knowledgeable.
  • Beautiful 19th century cathedral. It's 5 euro to tour, which I was not expecting. The view from outside is still nice. There is an interesting meditation path and cool old graves on site as well.
  • Church of Ireland Cathedral. Huge wedding cake of a building, which you get glimpses of all round the Town. Nice site by the river, cool and beautiful interior. Lots to see and think about. I'm not keen on an admission charge for a church; what if I wanted to pray - should I pay? The competition in Cork don't charge.
  • Did not go in side but outside was magnificent and worth it to see for yourself