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St. Fin Barre's Cathedral Tours

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
With intricate tracery, pointed spires, stone gargoyles, and a trumpet-playing golden angel on top, St. Fin Barre's Cathedral boasts an extravagant neo-Gothic design. The interior features marble mosaics, stained glass, ornate sculptures, and a cannonball from the 17th-century Siege of Cork.
 
The Basics
St. Fin Barre’s is one of the most striking buildings in the city of Cork. The cathedral is often seen from the outside on city sightseeing tours. Visitors who arrive on day tours from Dublin usually get to see the cathedral along with other nearby attractions, such as the English Market and Blarney Castle. Inside the cathedral, guides are on hand to assist visitors.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral is a must for architecture enthusiasts.
  • Keep quiet and be respectful of worshippers.
  • Recitals, concerts, and other events are held at the church year-round.
  • The cathedral features a gift shop where visitors can pick up souvenirs.
 
How to Get There
St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral is located southwest of the city center. The easiest way to get there is on foot. Walking from Grand Parade will take around 10 minutes.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 2:30pm and 4:30 to 5pm between April and November. Go first thing in the morning to experience the cathedral at its quietest.
 
Other Important Religious Buildings in Cork
Visitors will find several other religious buildings of note in Cork. St. Peter and Paul’s Church is one of the main Catholic centers of worship, while the 18th-century St. Anne’s Church, home to the famous bells of Shandon, is one of the most visited. About 30 minutes’ drive from the city center lies Cobh Cathedral, an imposing neo-Gothic structure perched on a hill overlooking the small harbor town of Cobh.
Address: Bishop St, The Lough, Cork, Ireland
Admission: Varies
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Cork Instagram Photography Walking Tour

Cork Instagram Photography Walking Tour

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Shoot amazing Instagrams, because image is imporant. On Cork's only Instagram Tour, you will meet a local Instagram Influencer/expert photographer who will bring you to 5-7 spots of Cork city over 90 minutes. During the tour: - You will go you to the most Instagrammable spots of Cork - You will be shown photography techniques - You will be taught great Instagram skills - You will hear stories about Cork At the end you will have several great photos as memories of your tour of Cork and be ready to try out your new photography skills on your next set of locations!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Cork City Tour, Kinsale and Jameson Distillery

Private Cork City Tour, Kinsale and Jameson Distillery

This great tour starts at one famous fishing town and its historic port: Kinsale We drive back to Kinsale and visit Charles Fort, situated on a cliff overlooking Kinsale harbour. Then we will explore Kinsale. Kinsale is a busy town with a wide choice of bars, restaurants and cafes. Then we will drive back to Cork. Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland. It is a vibrant city with plenty of things to see. On this tour we will pass by some of its main attractions: the English Market, one of the world’s oldest municipal markets. St. Anne’s Cathedral which is known for the famous Shandon Bells tower, St. Patrick´s Street, main shopping street in the city, The Victorian Quarter, The house of Annie Moore - Ellis Island´s first immigrant, Huguenot Cemetery and Elizabeth Fort. Small stop at Saint Fin Barre´s Cahedral, have your camera ready!! We can´t leave Cork without visiting the famous Jameson Distillery PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Save money by opting for an audio walking tour of Cork rather than joining a pricier guided tour. A self-guided audio tour is perfect for visitors wanting to learn more about the history or Cork, but wanting to explore at their own pace. Download the audio file and a fully detailed map of the tour and then you’ll set out for a stroll through Cork’s historic St. Patrick’s Street, the English Market, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, and more.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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