On Tuesday last, 18th November, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral was presented with the top award in the 2014 Cork Better Buildings competition. The Dean of Cork, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne, received the award on behalf of everyone at the Cathedral at the awards ceremony in the Gresham Metropole Hotel. The event is organised by the Cork Business Association in collaboration with Cork City Council and The Evening Echo.
In receiving the award the Dean spoke of the importance of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in the life of the city, and reminded all present:
that Saint Fin Barre’s is not the preserve of just a small religious grouping but belongs to the people of Cork; it is your Cathedral and the people of Cork should be proud of having such a wonderful place of worship of such international as well as local significance. We take very seriously the responsibility we have in caring for such a magnificent building and are very grateful for the support we receive from the business community and the people of Cork in that task.