Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne

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Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne
51°54′17″N 8°28′35″W / 51.9047083°N 8.476274°W / 51.9047083; -8.476274Coordinates: 51°54′17″N 8°28′35″W / 51.9047083°N 8.476274°W / 51.9047083; -8.476274
Location Cork, County Cork
Country Ireland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website http://www.corkcathedral.ie/
History
Consecrated 1808
Architecture
Status In Use
Administration
Archdiocese Cashel and Emly
Diocese Cork and Ross
Clergy
Bishop(s) John Buckley

The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne (also known as Cork Cathedral, Saint Mary's Cathedral, 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.

History[edit]

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, and a sanctuary tower was built. As well as this, the internal layout of the cathedral was 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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