Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cork

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cork

The church with the crooked spire or the Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on the Little William Street. Like many other structures in Cork, this building, too, has a unique quality that will attract you to it. Built on an elevation, this church is visible from many parts of the city. With its sleek yet antique look, this Neo-Gothic style building adds character and heritage to the city of Cork.

The church was built by 1861 under the chief guidance and design of Colin Tarring, an architect well known for his work in non-conformist Protestant churches all over the UK. Ever since then, the church has been used for worship by the congregation of Presbyterian Church.

Not only is the exterior of the church fascinating, upon entering inside, one is welcomed by three beautiful glass stained windows that represent the Holy Trinity, a gorgeous gallery and opened timbered roof structure. An organ that dates back to 1904 and the interior sans a single pillar to allow an uninterrupted view of the altar are not to be missed.

One distinct feature of the Trinity Presbyterian Church is its crooked spire. There have been a lot of stories circling around for the spire. One Such story claims that the spire was constructed crooked on purpose by the workers, after they had a spat with the architect. A weird version of the story claims that the architect hung himself at this site which has rendered the spire crooked!

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Sight Name: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Religious

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