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Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne
Cork City, Co. Cork
The Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, known locally as the North Cathedral, is located in the heart of historic Cork City. The house of worship celebrated its dedication in 1808, though the site’s first church was constructed in the 1730s.

In the historic heart of Cork City, visitors will find the Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, which is the mother church of the dioceses of Cork and Ross. It is located on the site of a former church built in the 1730s.

Dedicated in 1808, the 200 year old house of worship has an early neo-Gothic revivalist style and was constructed primarily from sandstone. Much of the cathedral was destroyed in a fire in 1820 and subsequently rebuilt under the direction of George R. Pain.

Why we like it
  • Visti this 200 year old house of worship, a great example of early neo-Gothic revivalist style.
  • It has some of the oldest baptism and marriage records of any parish in Ireland.
  • Explore the Visitor Centre and enjoy some refreshments in the Café.
Tips from locals

Be swept away during one of the many recitals held in this beautiful Cathedral.

Tips from locals

Take a guided tour with one of the Visitor Centre team.

Free car parking
Rainy days
Free to visit
Family friendly
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Contact details
Roman St, Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend .5 to 1 hour here.

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