Saint Finbarrs Cathedral, County Cork

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral is the premier public building in Cork
This is an impressive building in Cork.

You should look at it if you find yourself there on any tours of Ireland.

Saint Finbarr is said to have founded the city of Cork, and the cathedral is on the site of his original church.

The cathedral was consecrated by Bishop Gregg in 1870.

 

It is almost French in style, which is unusual given that Cork was so English at the time.

The tower has a tall central tower and spire.

The west front is just magnificent to look at.

In particular note the large rose windows, though there are many other superb stained-glass windows to look at.

 

Inside the Bishops throne is made of carved oak and sits on a plinth of red Cork marble.

It is very impressive.

 

Nearby is the Bishops Palace, which is also worth seeing.

 

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