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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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