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St. Anne's Church

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Address: 2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 5906
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One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience...

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 beyond and visit the beautiful interior of St, Anne's church, one of Cork's oldest buildings.

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Cork, if you've never been, is one the most incredible, friendly and beautiful places in Ireland. I went for the first time yesterday and the absolute highlight for me was ringing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cork, if you've never been, is one the most incredible, friendly and beautiful places in Ireland. I went for the first time yesterday and the absolute highlight for me was ringing the Shandon bells and seeing the view from the top of st Anne's. Do my legs hurt from the stairs? Definitely. Was I terrified of the narrow staircase? Without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Doesn't take long for a full tour. You get the chance to ring the bells, which was great fun. They provide notes and instructions so that you can play actual songs - I played 'Rain drops keep falling on my head'. View of cork city from the top, so try to visit on a clear day. Would definitely recommend a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stunning views from the top for those brave enough to climb the narrow steps and great fun ringing the bells

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Agrate Brianza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was funny to climb the stairs to the top where you can ring the church's bells and let anyone in Cork listen your song

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Anne's church is the oldest church in continuous use in Cork city and has eight bells. On a visit one can ring these bells after climbing many steps to the first floor. On the third floor you can see the mechanism of the four faced clock. Venture further up (132 steps in total) to the balcony and view the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great View across Cork city from the top of the Church. It's any awkward climb up the last two flights of steps to the very top You can actually ring the bells by pulling the ropes as prompted by the "sheet music" situated in front in front of you as you pull the ropes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trek up Shandon street to ring the bells! Very cheap I think it was €5 when I went. The view at the top is breathtaking on a clear day! Bring your camera and panoramic lense for some amazing shots of the city.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Loved the old church and the opportunity to ring the bells! View from the top is amazing. The write up had me concerned about the climb to the top but it was no problem at all

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had a great time attempting to ring the Shandon Bells. The view of the city is wonderful but it is quite a narrow climb to the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited a few days ago and it was very quiet so we had the place to ourselves.Lovely lady on the info desk deserves a mention. The church is lovely with lots of ancient books and curios on display. The climb to the top was a little strenuous for me but I'm very unfit and the view from the top... More 

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