Diocese of Cork, Cloyne & Ross

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

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Covd-19 Update:

The Cathedral is now open for visitors.

Please see revised opening hours below.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to provide guided tours for the moment.  A self-guiding tour brochure is included in the admission fee and a member of staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

It is hoped to reinstate guided tours as soon as government guidance is updated and our staffing levels are back to normal.

Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter
We have signed up to the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter and now comply with it in full.  For details of the principal measures we have put in place to protect our visitors and staff please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Visitor Opening Times


Monday-Saturday 10:00-13.00 & 14.00-17:30
Sunday Closed to visitors

Open Bank Holidays 10.00 - 17.30

Please Note:  Last Admission is 30 minutes before closing times

Admission

In order to maintain this highly complex listed building and to keep it open for visitors we are obliged to charge a modest admission fee.


Adult - €6.00

Seniors & Students with I.D. - €5.00
Children under 16 - Free

Group rates available*


*Please note that we cannot facilitate tours being conducted by non-Cathedral staff on our grounds.


(Those who wish to pray privately are welcome to use the Dean’s Chapel)

Covid-19 Protocols for Visitors to the Cathedral 


The following precautions and protocols have been put into place to safeguard our visitors and staff:


Those who have any symptoms of Covid-19 are asked not to enter the building.  Signage reminding visitors of those symptoms is in place.


Those who have come on to the island of Ireland or those who have travelled outside the island of Ireland within 14 days of their visit will not be admitted (except for the government of Ireland’s ‘green list’ countries.


A one way entry and exit system is in operation.  Entrance is via the southwest door and exit is by the west door.


Hand sanitisers are provided and must be used upon entry and exit of the Cathedral.


All visitors must give a name (or a lead name in the case of families or groups) and a phone number for contact tracing purposes.  These records will be retained for 15 days following the visit and then be destroyed.


All our visitors are asked to wear facemarks when in the Cathedral.  If visitors don’t have a mask with them they can be purchased at the entrance for 50 cent.  Signage reminding visitors of proper cough and sneeze etiquette is on display.


Large groups cannot be facilitated at present.  Visiting groups may be asked to break up into smaller groups and wait in turn to be admitted.


Strict social distancing (minimum 2 metres) applies throughout the building.


A small number of dedicated seats for private prayer are available in the Deans’ Chapel.


A rigorous cleaning protocol is in place, including the regular and frequent sanitisation of all surfaces that may be touched by visitors (door handles, pew ends, seats etc).


Visitors are not allowed to consume food or drink on the premises and are asked to take all waste away with them.  Where this is not possible, pedal operated bins are provided.


Cathedral staff may ask to take visitors’ temperatures with a non-contact thermometer.