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  1. Franciscan Abbey Bantry

    Bantry, Cork

    Bantry, County Cork was once the site of a Franciscan monastery built by the local O’Sullivan chieftain in the mid-15th century. Today, there is a graveyard and small altar that can be visited. Read more

  2. Saint Colman's Cathedral

    Cobh, Cork

    A grandiose neo-Gothic building in Cobh, County Cork, St Colman’s Cathedral took 47 years to build and finally opened in 1911. Its spire stands 100m tall and the tower houses 42 bells, comprising the largest carillon in Ireland. Read more

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  3. Timoleague Franciscan Friary

    Timoleague, Cork

    Timoleague is a village found near the sea, just 10km east of Clonakilty in County Cork. It is home to the extensive ruins of a Franciscan friary established in the late-13th or early-14th century. Read more

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  4. Church of the Resurrection Blarney

    Blarney, Cork

    The Church of the Resurrection in Blarney, County Cork was built in 1776 and is the oldest building still in use on The Square, in the centre of town. The house of worship, which belongs to the Church of Ireland, features fine stained glass windows. Read more

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  5. St. Mary's Collegiate Church

    Youghal, Cork

    St Mary’s Collegiate Church is one of the oldest Christian sites in Ireland, as it is thought to have been home to a monastic settlement of St Declan of Ardmore in the 5th century. It is found in the coastal town of Youghal, County Cork. Read more

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  6. St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

    Cork City, Cork

    St. Fin Barre's Cathedral stands on the site where the city of Cork was founded in the 7th century. A five-minute walk from the Tourist Office on Grand Parade, the cathedral features splendid stained glass windows, marble mosaics and rich sculptures. Read more

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  7. Knockdrum Stone Fort

    Castletownshend, Cork

    The Knockdrum Stone Fort can be found in County Cork, just 1km east of Castletownshend. It is a circular, hilltop fort that underwent repairs sometime before 1860. Read more

  8. Shandon Church and Bells (Church of St Anne)

    Cork City, Cork

    With its spectacular bell tower and distinctive Italianate architecture, St. Anne's Church is one of Cork's most iconic landmarks. It is said that a true Cork City local must be born within earshot of the famous northside bells. Read more

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  9. St. Fachtna's Cathedral

    Rosscarbery, Cork

    The Cathedral Church of St Fachtna is located in Rosscarbery, in the western part of County Cork. It is found on a site where its namesake established a monastic school in the 6th century. The present building dates from 1612. Read more

  10. Cathedral Of St Mary & St Anne

    Cork City, Cork

    The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne, known locally as the North Cathedral, is located in the heart of historic Cork City. The house of worship celebrated its dedication in 1808, though the site’s first church was constructed in the 1730s. Read more

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