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Saint Colman's Cathedral
Cobh, Co. Cork
One of Cobh's most iconic buildings, Saint Colman's Cathedral, is an excellent example of neo-Gothic architecture. See the incredibly intricate roof detail, stained glass windows and wood carvings on your visit.

St. Colman's Cathedral has been part of the Cobh skyline ever since its construction in 1911. Its stunning setting on the Cork coastline with views of Cork Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean make it one of Ireland's most scenic churches. Today, the cathedral continues to hold religious services and often hosts recitals featuring choirs from around the world.

The cathedral features a 100m-high spire and a tower that includes a 49-bell carillon, one of the largest in Europe. Listen out for the iconic bell gong on Sundays and special occasions. Photographers won't want to miss the opportunity to create their own version of the iconic Cobh photograph of St. Colman's Cathedral behind the famous colourful houses.

Why we like it
  • Visit one of Cobh's most iconic buildings.
  • Listen to the 49-bell carillon being played.
  • See beautiful neo-Gothic architectural details.
  • Take a photo of the cathedral behind Cobh's famous colourful houses.
Tips from locals

Parking is limited here so leave your car in the town car park and enjoy the beautiful harbour views on the stroll up to the Cathedral.

Tips from locals

Take a guided tour with Cobh Town Tours to the crypt below the Cathedral, the final resting place of 6 previous bishops.

Rainy days
Free car parking
Family friendly
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Contact details
5 Cathedral Pl, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

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

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