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  1. Red Abbey

    Cork City, Cork

    Dating from the Middle Ages, the Red Abbey is a National Monument and the oldest structure in Cork City. The square tower was once part of an Augustinian abbey. Read more

  2. 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

  3. Kinneigh Round Tower

    Enniskeen, Cork

    The round tower found near Castletown-Kinneigh, County Cork is one of about 60 such towers surviving in Ireland. It’s believed to have been built between 900 and 1050, though an upper section was added in the mid-19th century. Read more

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sherkin Island Franciscan Friary

    Sherkin Island, Cork

    Sherkin Island is located off the mainland of County Cork and is accessible by a ferry that leaves from Baltimore. In the mid-15th century, a friary was founded on the island, and it was both a place of worship and centre of learning. Read more

  9. 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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  10. 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

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