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St. Anne's Shandon Church

Address: Church St., Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
Phone Number: 021-450-5906
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Ranked #29 of 189 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its unique clock and famous...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its unique clock and famous bells.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

unexpected find!! need to be fit for the climb to the top but worth it for the view alone. you can ring the bells if that's your thing and music sheets are next to the ropes.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This church has a simple interior without a lot to see, but the main draw are the bells. You have to queue to ascend the tower and ring them. You get some nice views of Cork from the top of the tower. Ear protectors are supplied. The climb is quite tricky in places, particularly where you need to clamber around... More 

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nothing special about the chapel, so I paid to go ring the bells. Steep narrow walk to the top. I am out of shape and thought I would die! I reached a bell but for the view you had to go up a small wooden ladder. I just said "awe hell no" to myself and started the scary trip back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a MUST! We went on a very rainy day in the middle of the week. We were the only ones playing the bells and on the balcony with the wildest wind and rain to hit our faces. Loved it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the best thing about this church is the bells which you can ring for a small fee.Ringing the bells is a must do when in Cork City

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The contrast of the very old exterior of this church to the very modern restored interior is a bit of a surprise but the whole is really beautiful. There is a quiet atmosphere here so whether you are visiting as a tourist or for a bit of quiet time and reflection, this is a lovely church to spend time in.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed ringing the bells and the short climb to the top of the clock tower. The Climb up to the top was not as difficult as report by some. The clock mechanism was interesting to observe

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Shandon area of Cork is worth the short detour from the City Centre, with a cluster of attractions. At St Annes Church you can ring the bells and see views of the Cork from the top of the tower. Nearby is the Butter Museum and Linehan's Sweet Factory where you can buy old favourites like Rhubarb & custard and... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had heard about the Shandon Bells and went to the Cathedral ro ring them. But we ere not able to do so but they sounded great though. We went to the Butter Museum instead..!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I thought St. Anne's was worth a trip. It's more than just a bunch of stairs. You get to ring the bells and play a tune if you wish, then literally walk right by the bells (with earmuffs) to the top of the tower. Be warned it's a narrow climb, but gives a great view Cork City!

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