01 February 2007

Classical Church

St. Mary's Church is a Dominican church. The Dominicans were invited by Philip de Barry in 1229 & despite the dissolution of all religious orders by Henry VIII, managed to keep a presence in the city. This church was built between 1832 and 1839, when it officially opened. It was recently renovated in 1991.

For some extra trivia, the church sits on Pope's Quay, which is named for the Widow Pope who lived in Cork city during the 18th century.
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