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St. Anne's Church

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Address: Church St. | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 450 5906
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Worth a visit, great view

The church itself is nothing special but the climb up the bell tower and the view of the city is worth seeing for €5. On the way up you get to play tunes on some the bells and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church itself is nothing special but the climb up the bell tower and the view of the city is worth seeing for €5. On the way up you get to play tunes on some the bells and then wear ear muffs in case it chimes. The final part is a bit wet but the view are excellent and give... More 

Thank cjm2503
essex, uk
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119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this church on numerous occasions over the years, and always find it to be a nice little walk around some of the City's oldest back streets. I was staying at a guest house in Patrick's Street, and Shandon is only a few minutes walk from here. The walk is very steep, and uphill so would tire you... More 

Thank jacquiessex_10
Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a church with pretty tall for Cork tower. Typical local architecture. Worth a walk to spend couple calories and couple MB of flash-memory :)

Thank igrowing
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to St. Anne's, tho' I had visited Cork on a regular basis. We went walk-about with my son one sunny day, wanting to stay away from shops and see a bit of 'real' Cork! I had heard of Shandon Bells and had heard them too. It's a nice walk in old Cork through narrow streets with... More 

Thank Maureen M
Cork, Ireland
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

St. Anne's Church by itself, is not overly impressive. It is just a nice church with a few things of interest. But as noted by all the other reviews, St. Anne's is all about the bells, and the tower. Upon reaching the upper floor, you find several numbered ropes, and a corresponding song book. It's fun to play old Irish... More 

Thank Cnoche
County Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We strolled up to Shandon one morning after breakfast in our hotel, The Imperial, on South Mall. We visited the church, and made our way round the graveyard and enjoyed the views of the city on a clear morning last Summer. We decided not to climb the tower as the entry fee did seem a little steep. We visited the... More 

Thank ddd2016
Cork, Ireland
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234 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I recently visited St Anne's Church with a cousin of mine that was home from the UK. As a corkonian i have to say I had never been there. The views were spectacular of the City. It was off Shandon Street but easy enough to access. We did not get to ring the bells but it was still a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

st ann s is a historic church in the heart of olde cork city whose bells are famed in song and story..it is situated beside the once renowned butter market which in the 18/19 century supplied the known world with rich butter produced by the farmers from the south munster region.

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150 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place is famous since you get to ring the bells. Personally, the most interesting aspect of this visit is that you have a view of the city. The church in itself is nothing so interesting. The place is not distant from the city centre.

Thank Valletta054
Kent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was our last port of call before going to the airport.Sadly we could not manage to ring the bells due to the atrocious weather hurricane Desmond but we hopefully will next time.Lovely old simple style church and we were made welcome by the nice lady at the small entrance desk,thankyou

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