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St. Anne's Church

Closed Now: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Nice church and tower!

Here for the first time, after a walk in the city I visit this fantastic church. The style is old... read more

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Paradiso, Switzerland
You can ring the bells

The highlight of your visit is actually ringing the bells of the tower, where else do you have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
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One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience of ringing the original 18th Century Church bells, view the mechanism of the famous four faced liar clock, climb the tower to experience spectacular views of Cork City and...more
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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 November 2014

My self and the wife with our two children under two climbed the tower at St Ann's Church and rang the bells, that was great fun, really enjoyed this. The 5 Euro cost is a fair price. The view from the top is so beautiful...More

10  Thank Theo S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The area is dirty and not the safest place to leave a car or visit by night. It is not a place I would send any visitors.

2  Thank Louise C
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Reviewed today

Here for the first time, after a walk in the city I visit this fantastic church. The style is old with nice sculptures inside. Great tower!

Thank MattR476
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of your visit is actually ringing the bells of the tower, where else do you have a chance to do this! Climb the stairs to the top of the tower and you get a great view. It's fun just do it and if...More

Thank funpower
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I'm sure the city of Cork is tired of hearing Hey, Jude, The Game of Thrones theme song, and Frere Jacques, but it really is a very fun, easy, cheap experience. There is only one way up and down so expect some traffic jams in...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is where you ring the Shandon Bells! It's five Euro to climb up and ring the bells, as well as take in the view from the top. You're given ear protection, which you definitely need as you climb up right past the massive bells!...More

Thank aidanboleyn
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Walked to the top. Rang the bells and embraced the views of the city. Not the easiest climb to the top. Very narrow and steep but worth it

Thank ElleBi
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stopped off on a tour and were really glad we did! The church is beautiful and the bell tower was a highlight for our kids! Aged 6 and 2 - they loved climbing around. Each kid needed an adult to supervise them. It's a...More

Thank Global802838
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We climbed up the total of 134 steps to get to the very top, great views all around Cork. On the way up, you get to ring the bells, there are song instructions to 6 or 7 songs there, great fun. Next up you get...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Live in cork, but never visited shandon bells untill this month. We had family over from the UK and what better way of seen cork city. Loved the way everyone ( no matter what age) can play a song on the bells. Prices werent that...More

Thank kenmode101
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This church is a gem, nicely tucked away not too far from the maldron hotel.. I’m told the bell tower is also known as the four faced liar because each clock tells a different time! Anyway I loved the climb up to the tower although...More

Thank Ruel D
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Stopped in at the Shandon Bells while doing the Shandon Walk. 11 year old son had great fun playing the bells and there was no queue so he (and I) had a lovely long session playing the songbook end to end and then going off...More

Thank jeanprice1
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You can! It's in the book and all! Enjoy your trip! 😊