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St. Anne's Church

2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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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 beyond and visit the beautiful interior of St, Anne's church, one of Cork's oldest buildings.
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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Shandon
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"bell tower"
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"shandon bells"
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"bell ringing"
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"climb the stairs"
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"ear protection"
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"cork city"
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"amazing grace"
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"great view of the city"
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"hear the bells"
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"great fun"
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"unique experience"
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"viewing area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a nice walk up from the city center to see Shandon Tower and St. Anne's Church. Climbing the stairs up and around to the top is very cool. As you stop on each level you get to see the clock's mechanisms and your...More

Thank quinnunit66
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you've ever wanted to ring some church bells here is where to do it. For 5 euros you can climb up to the bell platform and pull on the cords to different bells. There are music sheets to show which cords to pull for...More

Thank PhilipM817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history of this chapel on a hill in Cork. The bells here are the original from the 18th century. Though they (the bells) were having some maintenance work when we stopped in, she had everything working again by the time we came down from...More

Thank KimMac1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church at a short walking distance from the city center. 5€ entrance fee to the bell tower which holds a stunning view over Cork and gives you a chance to play a song on the bells. Well worth a visit!

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bell tower was a highlight of the visit to Cork. The tower has a tight spiral staircase that goes past the clock mechanism, the bells, and leads to a viewing platform. The view of the city is fabulous! Please be aware that this is...More

Thank Jeff_MN
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We loved ringing the bells and the climb! Although, we were surprised by how strenuous it was. Short, but wear good shoes. The view is worth it!

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

What a view, cheap as chips, interesting history of church. It is a little gem, a must for all proud cork people to ring Shandon bells

Thank skinner b
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I went with my friend who's afraid of heights, so she didn't go outside the tower, but the views are great. Definitely do not recommend if you're claustrophobic doing the last climb out to the viewing platform. Fun to ring the bells and learn about...More

Thank FranceneMVR
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The clock is known locally as the four faced liar. We just had to see for ourselves. The old Shandon area is worth exploring, and the climb (132 steps) is worth it. You only have to go up one level to access the bell ropes,...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was such a unique experience. I loved playing the tunes on the church bells - it was so fun! It doesn't take long to see the church and you have to be physically able to climb the stairs, but it is worth a stop.

Thank SPF12
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