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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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6 Tours and Activities to Experience St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

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Cork Self-Guided Audio TourAudio Guides

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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Cork Instagram Photography Walking TourPhotography Tours

Cork Instagram Photography Walking Tour

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
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The best of Cork the “Real Capital” private walking tourDay Trips

The best of Cork the “Real Capital” private walking tour

Cork city is one of Ireland's oldest cities. In this walking tour, you will discover the hidden tales from the past. Learn about Cork's rich history back to its Viking origins, it's architecture, and current life. The starting time of the tour depends on the time your ship dock in Cruise Port. Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Port. You will have a guided walking tour of Cork city and will see all the main sights. Visit a local pub for a pint of Irish beer or just a coffee before you leave Cork City to head back to your cruise ship.
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Blarney Castle, Kinsale and Cork Highlights on a private Full-day tourDay Trips

Blarney Castle, Kinsale and Cork Highlights on a private Full-day tour

See the main highlights of Cork and its surroundings on this full-day tour which includes a visit to Cork, and a famous Blarney Castle where you can climb the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. A sightseeing tour of picturesque Kinsale town known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, where you will have delicious lunch to check this status. Start the tour at a cruise terminal in Port of Cork – Cobh where your guide will pick you up. Continue to Kinsale for lunch and short city tour. Kinsale – the gourmet capital of Ireland by the sea, with its narrow spiraling streets and colorfully painted galleries. Then the guide will drive you to Cork for city history and sightseeing tour. Return to Cobh for a short visit before returning to the ship.
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  • 7 hours
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Cork & Cobh Panoramic Tour + Whiskey tasting in Jameson Distillery in MidletonDay Trips

Cork & Cobh Panoramic Tour + Whiskey tasting in Jameson Distillery in Midleton

Visit the charming Cork city with its rich history and see its sights. Explore the Home of Whiskey where every drop of Jameson is produced. The old distillery is a unique experience. Take a tour through history and see the old mills and malting, the water wheel, and the old warehouses. Meet your guide at Cobh Cruise Port. Depart for Cork sightseeing tour with lots of town history and photo stops. After the Cork tour, you can visit one of the well-known for their great atmospheres, food, drink and great music Irish pubs for lunch. Then off to visit the Jameson Distillery where you can enjoy a guided tour and whiskey tasting. Tour ends with a timely return to explore beautiful Cobh and St. Colman’s Cathedral before you return to your cruise ship.
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Private Cork City Tour, Kinsale and Jameson DistilleryFull-day Tours

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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