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St. Mary's Dominican Church

Saint Mary's Church Popes Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 2267
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Magnificent out of the way church on the quayside

St Mary's Dominican church is a knock out for its beautiful architecture and artistry as a place of... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Marblehead, Massachusetts
fascinating marian shrine within

This is a functioning Dominican church. Within, you can see the marble pillars that were initially... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
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Saint Mary's Church Popes Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 2267
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

St Mary's Dominican church is a knock out for its beautiful architecture and artistry as a place of worship.The majesty of its exterior and interior is exceptional. It is worth a visit to see what Roman Catholics built in the early 19th century after hundreds...More

Thank rfmcnulty
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a functioning Dominican church. Within, you can see the marble pillars that were initially intended to be the organ gallery of St Pauls cathedral in London. There is a lovely shrine to the right of the main altar, Our Lady of Graces. Well...More

Thank saravima
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

well maintened, peaceful, colourful and mystical place worth having a look at. just on the river, where at the moment me and my uncle are having a rest on the stairs on this lovely sunny day... beautiful empowering experience. :)

Thank Consuelo C
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Majestic building overlooking the river RiveLee just a small walk from city centre. A wonderful temple to God constructed between 1832 and 1839 with the portico and apse built later on in that century. It was designed by a local architect Kearns Deane a Protestant...More

Thank conballinora
Reviewed 10 January 2016

While in town recently with my Mother we decided to visit St Mary's church. It was quite at the time as it was between mass times. The altar is beautiful and the ceilings are magnificent. It was a nice peaceful experience and hopefully we will...More

1  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were in Cork on a pilgrimage and visited several churches. We came to St Mary as a result of a misunderstanding, thinking this was where we were to have mass! But that's another story. We wandered about and marveled at teh beautiful statuary and...More

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Beautiful church, which is a place of living worship. Lovely organ gallery with pillars that were made originally for St Pauls cathedral in London. Stunning altar of devotion to St Mary of Graces

Thank saravima
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Nice church, didn't get to go to Mass there but it was nice praying there after a long day exploring Cork. It is probably the oldest continuously Catholic church in Cork, although not as historic as the now-Anglican Cathedrals of St Anne's and St Fin...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 29 August 2015

A Greek Revival masterpiece in a bautiful setting on Pope's Quay. Definitely worth going inside, unlike the Franciscan church.

Thank Island-Seeker0
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is a lovely church on Popes Quay, Cork with an impressive exterior along the Quay. A nice church to visit in the heart of the city.

Thank Marion M
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