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