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  1. St Finbarr's South Church

    Cork City, Cork

    St Finbarr’s South Church is the oldest Catholic church still in use in Cork City. It was built in 1766 and extended in 1809 to accommodate an increase in attendance. It features a work by renowned Irish sculptor, John Hogan. Read more

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  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. 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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  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. 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

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