St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. This is without doubt one of the most striking buildings in the region with its history rooted in the people of Cork and of course its dramatic architecture.
The location of the current Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship since the 7th century. This is said to be the actual location where St Finn Barre (Corks Patron Saint) founded his original monastery and thereby creating the first settlement in what is now Cork.
The current church being consecrated in 1870 in Victorian/ Gothic style. In the intervening centuries various buildings have come & gone but the original structure by St Fin Barre was said to have been one of the main centres of scholastic learning until the 10th century.
It is a very popular place to visit and being so close to the city centre means it very easy to walk to. Throughout the year various exhibitions & events take place in the Cathedral and these are worth checking out during your visit.
Summer Opening Times
Sunday 12:30 – 17:00
Winter Opening Times
10:00 – 12:45
14:00 – 17:00
(Closed Bank Holidays)
For more information on St Fin Barres Cathedral, please click on http://cathedral.cork.anglican.org