St. Peter and Paul's Church, Cork

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Saints Peter and Paul's Church is a Catholic church located just off St Patrick's Street in Cork City, Ireland.HistoryPeter and Paul's was built to replace Carey's Lane Chapel, a much smaller structure built in 1786. Under the guidance of Archdeacon John Murphy, a design competition was run in the 1850s and won by E. W. Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin. The foundation stone was laid on 15 August 1859 and the church was dedicated for worship on 29 June 1866.ArchitectureThe church comprises a central nave with gable roof and two aisles. The walls are of red sandstone with limestone dressing. The aisles are at either side of the nave, which is covered with a gable roof. The ridge of the roof is decorated by ornamental ironwork, partly gilt, terminated at the western gable by an ornamental cross with foliated arms.The grand altar is carved from 36 tons of Carrara marble. The pavements surrounding the altar, and the steps, are all of white Italian vein marble. The apse is decorated with blue and gold ceiling panels. The flooring of the church is in white and black marble.The pulpit and confessionals were carved from Russian oak by craftsmen from Leuven and Cork.
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  • This is a very peaceful place in the centre of town with beautiful architecture and woodwork - well worth a visit when in Cork city.  more »
  • I stumbled across St Peter and Paul's church because it began to snow and I was cold and trying to find my way back to St Patrick Street.. But what a lucky find - it was peaceful and beautiful inside ...  more »
  • Beautiful Church in the middle of the hustle and bustle, always visit it when I am in Cork as it is just off Patrick Street and Paul Street and is lovely for a visit in the middle of all the crowds an...  more »
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  • Every day there is Holy Mass celebrated in the Tridentine Right, on the right side Altar.
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Cork. What strikes the visitors the most is not its architecture - pretty simple, with those little red bricks that resemble other churches in town - but the sober yet charming interiors.
  • The church is nicely decorated with some stunning stained glass. I did expect it to be a bit bigger though.
  • A beautiful ornate church in the heart of the city
  • Nothing special from outside but stunning inside with a mix of stone and wood. Nice mass on Sunday evening.

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