Cathedral Church of St. Fachtna

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Ross Cathedral
DenominationChurch of Ireland
DedicationSaint Fachtna
DioceseDiocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
ProvinceProvince of Dublin
Bishop(s)Paul Colton
DeanC. L. Peters
ArchdeaconAdrian Wilkinson
Organist/Director of musicA. Cooke

The Cathedral Church of St. Fachtna, Ross, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Rosscarbery, County Cork in Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.

Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Ross,[1] it is now one of three cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Dating from the 1600's, it was extensively refurbished in the 19th century.


St Fachtna's is one of the smallest cathedrals in Ireland. It is the size of a typical parish church. [2]

The church is famous for its Irish Wolfhound mascot.

The Cathedral contains a fine set of six bells in the key of G, which are regularly rung.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Cathedrals of the Church of Ireland" Day, J.G.F./ Patton, H.E. p141: London, S.P.C.K., 1932
  2. ^ A History of the City and County of Cork by Mary Francis Cusack 1875
  3. ^ St Fachtna's Cathedral Roscarberry - [online] Available at: [Accessed 30 Apr. 2018].

Coordinates: 51°34′40.96″N 9°1′45.58″W / 51.5780444°N 9.0293278°W / 51.5780444; -9.0293278