St Colman's Cathedral

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The iconic Cathedral of the Diocese of Cloyne towering above the Town of Cobh. St. Colman's Cathedral is the most famous and impressive building in Cobh. Designed by the architects EW Pugin and George Ashlin, masters in the Neo Gothic style. It towers over the town with a 90m spire, one of the tallest in Ireland. Its construction started in 1868 and was finally completed with the addition of the spire in 1915 at a total cost of £235,000. The exterior is built from Dalkey granite and features ornate carvings as well as flying buttresses, a structural necessity on both the north and south sides of the building. The intricately sophisticated interior is an example of the finest craftsmanship of the time. The cathedral makes its presence known in the town every quarter hour with chimes from its carillon, one of the largest in Europe boasting 49 bells. In Cobh the cathedral is both a place of worship and a symbol of Ireland's history of emigration. For many Irish emigrants it was the last building they saw before leaving the country forever. St Colman's Cathedral Cobh: Weekday: 10am Pubiic Mass, also streamed online via Cobh Parish Facebook and Cobh Cathedral Parish Website Weekend Mass times are as follows: Saturday 6pm Vigil Public Mass Sunday 10am Public Mass, also streamed online via Cobh Parish Facebook and Cobh Cathedral Parish Website Sunday 12 Noon Public Mass Sunday 7pm Public Mass Carillion: This year marks the 93rd year of the Summer Carillon Recital Season. Due to the current circumstances a revised schedule has been drawn up. Each Sunday at 4.30pm the bells of St Colman's are played by local Carillioner Adrian Gebruers. Adrain is in his 50th year playing the Carillon here in Cobh, taking over from his father Staff Gebreurs.