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The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne, Cork

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cork, Ireland. It is the seat of the Bishop of Cork and Ross, and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.HistoryThe cathedral was dedicated in 1808, but was extensively damaged by an act of arson in 1820. George Richard Pain undertook the restoration of the cathedral. In 1964, the sanctuary of the cathedral was extended, a sanctuary tower added, and the internal layout reorganised.The most recent large-scale works were undertaken at the cathedral in 1996. The tower and sanctuary were renovated and refurbished, the roof was re-slated and the gothic ceiling was repaired. External stonework of the cathedral was also repointed. The cathedral closed for the duration of the works.
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  • It takes some getting up the Hill but the churches are very beautiful. For the ringing of the bells in the St. Anne, you will have to pay an amount of 5.0-per person but then you have something special.
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  • It was a large building; but it looked more impressive from below looking up at it on the top of the hill than standing right in front of it. I was expecting it to be more ornate. The interior was muc...  read more »
  • the exterior is almost medieval, or protestant church-like... inside i was surprised by the very modern decor and the quality of the light. the baptismal font is set in a very modern yet very medieval...  read more »
  • Nice church a short walk from the Cork city center. Its a small charge to enter but inside you have the opportunity to go upstairs and ring the church bells as well as get a very nice view of the city.
  • The renovations ruined it. Now very modern and not like a traditional cathedral. An absolute disgrace what they did to it
  • Main Catholic Cathedral for Cork. Traditional exterior, quite modern inside with lots of light & modern stained glass. Nice to see, but a bit out-of-town. Not so much historical and architectural interest as Fin Barre's - but this one doesn't charge you to enter a public church.
  • each day i visit this church its a place. of history and peace.
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