St Finbarr's South Church
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Dunbar Street, Cork City, Cork,
Mr Very Rev. Richard Hurley PP
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.
Also known as the South Chapel, St Finbarr’s South is a lovely Catholic church that dates back to 1776. Consequentially, it is the oldest Catholic church still in use in Cork City.
St Finbarr’s South was originally constructed in an L shape, though in 1809 it was extended and became a cruciform structure. Inside, the altar boasts a beautiful sculpture of the Dead Christ created by Irishman John Hogan.