The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, Cork

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne, also known as Saint Mary's Cathedral, The North Cathedral or The North Chapel, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cork, Ireland. It is the seat of the Bishop of Cork and Ross, and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.
The cathedral was dedicated in 1808, but was extensively damaged by an act of arson in 1820. George Richard Pain undertook the restoration of the cathedral. In 1964, the sanctuary of the cathedral was extended, a sanctuary tower added, and the internal layout reorganised.
The most recent large-scale works were undertaken at the cathedral in 1996. The tower and sanctuary were renovated and refurbished, the roof was re-slated and the gothic ceiling was repaired. External stonework of the cathedral was also repointed. The cathedral closed for the duration of the works.
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  • Absolutely beautiful so peaceful inside a meet a priest lovely man who spoke to me for quite a while made to feel so welcome definitely go and see it beautiful  more »
  • We initially went to see the Shandon Bells but found it to be closed so travelled a short way to the roman catholic Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne. It was beautifully quiet which helped take in many.....  more »
  • Gorgeous cathedral. Fir a huge building it's always warm and welcoming
  • Beautiful cathedral. Lovely place to attend mass with lovely music

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