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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 #17 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
Owner description: One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its unique clock and famous bells.

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Houston, TX
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Do take a look if you are on the red Cork City tour bus.see the four 'liars' the four clock faces telling different times. Highlight is going up the bell tower and ringing the bells, However the stairs are narrow and the final stretch to view the city it is probable that most folk over 50 might struggle with

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's worth the price of admission to climb the stairs of the Four Faced Liar and ring the bells. The cords for the bells are only a couple of floors up and they come with a list of songs you can play with all the cords. Mine was Here Comes the Sun, but i'm regretting not playing the Monkeys now.... More 

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