St. Anne's Church

St. Anne's Church, Cork

St. Anne's Church
4.5
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10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
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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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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK3,849 contributions
Bit of a trek to get to the tower, and some very steep steps to get to the top of the tower, but the views are quite good. I enjoyed ringing the church bells to the various tunes detailed on the bell ringing landing
Written 10 July 2022
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Julie H
Hammondsport, NY100 contributions
Steep climb up extremely narrow twisting stairs, so not ideal for those who are claustrophobic or not in good physical shape. Definitely not for those who are nervous about heights. The climb is very much worth it for the view! It's an absolutely breathtaking view. Ringing the bells is also a lot of fun
There's a small fee for climbing the tower. There is no fee for looking around in the church and it is a very pretty old sanctuary with a nice wooden ceiling. There's even a small display of old books.
Written 9 July 2022
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Helen M
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Solo
My favourite visit in Cork. Very fun ringing the bells (sorry neighbours) and the views from the top definitely worth the hard climb
Written 14 June 2022
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Flamingo D
Ohio City, OH7 contributions
We went to visit here, following a map drawn by a masseuse Niamh, in the Escape Spa and on her recommendaion. We loved every minute of it. Once the steps were climbed(and a little out of breath, due to our vintage), we were met with the most amazing views of the city. Lovely grounds and the bells were amazing. Would highly recommend,
Written 9 May 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Fortunately when we visited the Shandon Bells & Tower in April we were able to ring the bells. The Tower & St Anne;s Church are 2 separate buildings , entrance is 5 euros pp to ring the bells , the church is free. Suggest parking at the church as parking very limited in the area.

The tower is 36m high & to reach the top you must climb 132 steps & it gets very narrow near the top. Each visitor is given a set of ear muffs should someone ring the bells while you passing by them

There are 8 ropes/cables on the 1st floor that you pull. If you do it fairly quickly you can create a reasonable tune.

Once at the top you have 360 degree views of Cork City which was cool as we could see places we had already visited like St Fin Barre.

Its something fun & different to do. How often in this day & age do you get a chance to ring old church bells ?
Written 6 May 2022
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Phil D
Cork, Ireland20 contributions
Was visiting family down in Cork and got a hankering for mass. popped in for a sermon and by god does he know how to work an alter. some people say that the younger priests lack passion and drive. But No this young priest had me hanging on to every word. I would also say that this was the best communion I've had west of Lourdz
Written 7 January 2022
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nadinedalyfinn
Newbridge10 contributions
Friends
Quirky fun experience in cork city. Climb the bell tower for a fantastic view of cork city. Pre covid you could ring the bells but unfortunately cant now. Would advise that the stairs do get very steep and narrrow the further up you go and also a funny little climb through part once you get to the bells to continue up the tower to the viewing balcony. We really enjoyed as a quirky fun activity but may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Written 9 August 2021
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Eli Romary
80 contributions
Couples
My partner and I came here at the recommendation from a friend. The woman working the desk was really friendly and answered all of our questions. The church itself is a positive and safe space to any and all. And the climb to the top is awesome! Although be warned, it gets super narrow at the top and requires some climbing maneuvers! The view from the top is gorgeous. Also be on the lookout for Bláthín the lizard!
Written 20 July 2021
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Steven O
Cork, Ireland6 contributions
Friends
Being from cork and working abroad has brought many friends here to visit. Everytime we take a trip here to show the views and history of the area and the building itself.The staff here Marissa and Mary are the nicest most welcoming people you will meet and are a credit to Cork City. I highly recommend a visit here for the view and to meet great people! 👌
Written 27 May 2021
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Beanie14
Dublin, Ireland1,889 contributions
Couples
The climb is tight but not too long and its definitely worth it for the great views from the top. Definitely not for the claustrophobic though.
Written 31 August 2020
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