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Saint Francis Church

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Address: Liberty Street | Saint Francis Church, Cork T12 D376, Ireland
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+353 21 427 0302
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06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 06:30 - 13:30
Mon 06:30 - 18:30
Tue 06:30 - 20:30
Wed 06:30 - 18:30
Thu 06:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 18:30

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A 1950s (I think) and rather massive Roman Catholic church built in a Byzantine style. It looks like it belongs in a Mediterranean city not tucked behind a courthouse in a soggy... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
beachcomber_ireland
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Dingle, Ireland
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Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

A 1950s (I think) and rather massive Roman Catholic church built in a Byzantine style. It looks like it belongs in a Mediterranean city not tucked behind a courthouse in a soggy Irish city! Everything about it is done on the grand and very ornamental scale.

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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Reminds me of my childhood when my father insisted we go to church every Sunday. Good few people in there when I visited.

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Singapore
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

But church near centre of town: separate from church has a building with office. It's a beautiful red building with double doors to enter - and the double doors are beautifully stained glass. Simple front like the other Franciscan churches I have seen this trip but this church is much larger

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winterton
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is probably the most stunning place in Cork City. Outside of Italy, there is surely no more beautiful Church with extraordinary decor inside in the Italian terrazzo style. Try to remember, when you visit, that this a working and well used Church by local and visitors alike. Therefore let your visit be respectful and discreet. Indeed, feel free to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The church is hidden behind the Courthouse and has a very plain exterior but the mosaics inside are beautiful. If you are in the area drop in.

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Thank Virginiaatf
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a red bricked domed church a few minutes away from Cork's main street, just behind the columned courthouse in Washington Street. It's a prayerful place with lots of side altars, not very old. It's owned by the Franciscan Friars.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Church of St. Francis has copper domes that have now turned green. The inside is not as ornate or stunning as some of the others in Cork, but it's worth visiting none the less.

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This church is unassuming from the outside. Once inside the peace and quiet are delicious to the soul. I needed help for someone in trouble and was directed to this church and the side altar of St Anthony of Padua. I had never heard of him. A religious bookstore owner directed me there and said to pick up a novena... More 

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Thank Sheila S
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This church is one that is very dear to my heart since I became assistant organist there a few years after it opened in 1953. It a large open spaced church built of mainly red brick both inside and out and is constructed in the Byzantine style with some of the most elaborate and beautiful mosaics to be found in... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

While in town recently I decided to visit St Francis church. It was very quiet and peaceful. The mosaics are spectacular and interesting. It is an easy accessable church. I enjoyed my short visit there and will definately return again.

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