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County Cork Sights

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

  • Bishop St. Map It
  • City Center South
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

On the site that was the entrance to medieval Cork, this compact, three-spire Gothic cathedral, which was completed in 1879, belongs to the Church of Ireland and houses a 3,000-pipe organ. According to tradition, St. Fin Barre established a monastery on this site around AD 650 and is credited with being the founder of Cork.

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Address:

Bishop St., Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Phone:

021-496–3387

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5:30; also Sun 12:30–5, Apr.–Nov.

Updated 04/09/2014

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Jun 19, 2003

Always feels good to visit a cathedral.

A good point to navigate the city from, Fin Barre's is central to the city. There is a handout (after paying 3 Euro) that talks of the several historical pieces. Classical stained glass windows around the sides give the building good light in the Irish sun. Not many paintings/tapistries that are traditional to other european cities.

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