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St. Anne's Shandon Church

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Address: Church St. | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-450-5906
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Description: One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its...
One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, this cathedral is known for its unique clock and famous bells.
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A great piece of history.

A lovely church, with lots of rich history! The bells are wonderful, and it's very accessible. Worth the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A lovely church, with lots of rich history! The bells are wonderful, and it's very accessible. Worth the visit.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I'd first read about ringing the Shannon bells after booking a trip to Cork for August of this year. St Anne's Church is well signposted from the city centre and is not too far a walk. When we arrived staff were very warm and friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. As you begin your visit you start... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great experience! Guide was particularly helpful and chirch is open and free to visit. One can even request prayers by writing names on sheets provided. Stairs to climb required some care. They were steep, about 100 or so, and in places only one person can climb or descend at a time. Plenty of bars and ropes for grasping for safety.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have being up in Shandon a few times through my life, I was 12 when I first climbed the steps to the bells , was a bit scary climbing to the top but loved it when I got there the view from my home town is breath taking.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning city views helpful staff and generally charming. Ring the bells, wander around and see the whole city from above

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cute-but if you are pressed for time you can miss it. We were not able to climb up into the tower. Not really near anything.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Meh - it's all about the bells. If they are of no particular interest (and frankly, the awful ding-donging blights the whole area, even as far as the North Cathedral) I shouldn't bother with this church, which is of no interest internally.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful views of the city from this church once you climb the steps. There is an opportunity to play a tune with the bells. Not suitable for a person afraid of heights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to visit. You can look round the church for free but if you pay a small entry fee you are able to go up the tower ring the bells, see the clock workings and then go outside and see the town

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had no plans to see this church until met a fellow traveler in a pub that raved about it. So made the trek over to the church and it turned out to be the highlight of my time in Cork. The climb up to the bell tower to ring the bells is worth it. And you get some great pictures... More 

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