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"All around St Finbar's Cathedral" Top 5 Page for this destination St Finbarr's Cathedral Tip by Ekaterinburg

St Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork: 19 reviews and 47 photos


Everybody visits St Finbar's Cathedral, one of Cork's most beautiful buildings but not everybody fully explores the grounds. There are some tombstones but it is much more a garden than a graveyard and an absolute oasis of peace and tranquility. Behind the old wall surrounding the cathedral is Dean Street , a narrow street of tall grey houses reminiscent of Victorian parsonages. These were the dwellings of the cathredral staff and some are now used as a hostel and an artists collective.
If you go to the end of this street and turn right you will come to Barrack Street and Elizabth Fort. Barrack street is not what you would call picturesque but it is narrow and hilly and very much traditional Cork. Some scenes from the film version of Angela's Ashes were filmed here a few years ago.

St Finbar's Cathedral grounds are open every day. Admission is free but there is a small charge to visit the inside of the cathedral.

Address: Proby's Quay/Bishop Street
Directions: Cross the river from the Grand Parade on to Sullivans Quay, then carry on to Proby's Quay and you will see the cathedral.
Phone: +353 21 496 3387

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2006
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