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St. Colman's Cathedral (Cobh Cathedral)
St. Colman's Cathedral (Cobh Cathedral)

St. Colman's Cathedral (Cobh Cathedral)

Free admission
5 Cathedral Pl, Cobh, Cork

The Basics

Many visitors to St. Colman's Cathedral are cruise ship passengers, who have disembarked at Cobh Cruise Liner Terminal. Many travelers combine a visit to the cathedral with other Cobh attractions, such as the Cobh Museum and the fort-topped Spike Island. Some shore excursions departing from Cobh, and full-day tours from Dublin and Killarney, also visit the cathedral. Visitors can explore St. Colman's Cathedral independently, or join guided tours, which take place on Sunday afternoons.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • St. Colman's Cathedral is a must for amateur photographers, offering an excellent vantage point over Cork Harbour.

  • St. Colman's Cathedral is still a functioning house of worship, so be respectfully quiet during your visit..

  • The cathedral is wheelchair-accessible via a ramped entrance.

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How to Get There

St. Colman's Cathedral is about a 10-minute walk from the cruise liner terminal and Cobh train station, which connects Cobh to Cork city. The walk is uphill so wear comfortable shoes.

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When to Get There

Services take place on weekday mornings, Saturday evenings, and on Sundays in the morning and evenings. Avoid visiting during service times as you will not be able to wander freely around the cathedral interior. At 4:30pm on Sundays between May and September, carillon recitals are performed at the cathedral. The recitals are free and open to the public.

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What Else to See in Cobh

Though Cobh Cathedral is the town’s biggest landmark, Cobh has a much bigger claim to fame: this unassuming little town was the last port of call for the RMS Titanic before it set off on its tragic journey across the Atlantic. Several attractions, including the Titanic Experience Cobh and Cobh Heritage Centre document Cobh’s Titanic connections. The Heritage Centre also explores the port’s role as a major departure point for Irish emigrants.

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