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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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"climb the stairs"
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"cork city"
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"great view of the city"
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"hear the bells"
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"worth the climb"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank TomJohnston52
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice from the outside, lovely stained glass window. Big clock tower that you can pay to go up, we didn’t as the weather wasn’t the best. The inside of the church is currently being renovated which was a shame but has to be fine at...More

Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stopped in just to ring the bells and it was worth it!!! A unique experience. You can also climb all the way to the top of the tower (above the bells) for a 360 view of Cork. Expect to spend about 30-45 minutes here.

Thank lucia m
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The church is in Shandon quarter, some 15 min from the city centre.It was built in 1722 and is famous because of a poem "The Bells of Shandon"

Thank marie19512013
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

For €5, you get to ring bells. You get a panoramic view over this wonderful city. Did I mention you get to ring bells? And the church is a wonderful place to visit too. Especially since they show their Pride. Unlike the other lot. Highly...More

Thank SnappyJ
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

5€ for going to the top but there is a nice view over cork from all sides. There is also the chance to play with the bells and create songs like the game of thrones and lord of the rings

Thank Geokam007
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