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Marvel at Cobh Cathedral

This picturesque Cork landmark attracts visitors and tourists from all over the world. St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh is just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Perched on top of the hill and overlooking the town and the harbour, the neo-Gothic building is worthy of its iconic status.

In fact, it’s Ireland’s tallest cathedral and one of the most beautiful structures in the country.

The cathedral has many distinctive artistic and architectural features. Its foundation stone was laid in 1868, but it took 50 years to complete due to the difficulty of the task. Artists from all over the world were brought in to complete the decoration of St. Coleman’s Cathedral during its construction and decoration.

The Telford Organ, which was installed at the turn of the twentieth century, is one of the Cathedral’s distinguishing features. The organ is a unique instrument because it is played on the set of bells in the belfry; it is a magnificent combination of 39 bells, the largest of which is three tons in weight.

Situated majestically over Cobh harbour, it’s easy to imagine the mark that St. Colman’s Cathedral made as the last major visual memory that emigrants would have had as they left their country, many of whom never saw these shores again. 

Visitors won’t want to miss the opportunity to photograph the cathedral behind the iconic Deck of Cards houses. 


For more info, visit the Cobh Cathedral website.

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