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St. Mary's Dominican Church

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Address: Saint Mary's Church Popes Quay, Cork, Ireland
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fascinating marian shrine within

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles 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. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 who gave his services free to the Dominican Fathers, which indeed shows the great respect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 make mass the next time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 appointments. The Main Altar is very beautiful and I was taken with the statues of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 Barr's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

The best place to view this is from across the river, near the Opera House. It looks like some sort of ancient Greek monument, but it is just a church. The interior is not particularly noteworthy, so don't bother crossing the river unless you really want to get up close.

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