St Fin Barre's Cathedral
Built in 1865, the cathedral remains to be one of Corks most famed landmarks. The cathedral is based on William Burges’s French gothic style design. Burges gave the cathedral a Resurrection Angel, made of coppper and gold leaf as a gift and it is located on the pinnacle of the sanctuary. There is a local superstition which states that if ever the angel is to fall from the roof of the Cathedral, this would signify the end of the world. The Church of Ireland (protestant) Cathedral is located in one of the cities oldest areas. It it is notable for its use of various local limestones and for the contribution of its memorable collection of spires to the skyline of the city.