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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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Spectacular views, historical bells and clock.

St. Anne's Church Shandon was built in 1722 and is one of Cork's oldest buildings. You have the opportunity to ring the church bells, climb the tower for a spectacular view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

St. Anne's Church Shandon was built in 1722 and is one of Cork's oldest buildings. You have the opportunity to ring the church bells, climb the tower for a spectacular view of Cork. The climb to the top is on a narrow stone staircase. Very interesting!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the opportunity to play on the biggest musical instrument in your life! I played "Freres Jaques" and "saints go marching in" and enjoyed it 100 percent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First, a word about driving in Cork ... it can be a real challenge on the side streets. After finally finding a parking spot, we had to walk around a bit to find a store that sold "parking discs". Once we finally got to the church, it was very easy to gain enterance. Despite it being a Friday in high... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The view from the bell tower is worth the climb. Ringing the bells is fun too, but you will hear your efforts better if you pull hard!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is truly a hidden gem of Cork! If you visit the city (or even live here) make time to stop! You can ring the bells and climb to the top of the tower to see the magnificent view of the city from all sides! It's absolutely lovely and a must see/do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Going to Cork and not visiting St Anne's church and ringing the Shandon bells you have truly miss one of the cities great wonders put it on your to do list

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A great place to visit. Historical, but fun as the chance to ring the bells is a great experience. Climbing to the top of the church, along a narrow staircase offers the chance to see Cork from a height.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great view of Cork City from the top of the tower. A Song book in place that you can ring the bells to (Need a bit of coordination)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We spent a day walking around Cork and wanted to see St. Ann'es Shandon Church and bells. We climbed to the top of the tower and played the bells a bit. It wasn't too bad. Climbing to the top was a bit of experience as the passage way was very dirty and more than a little claustrophobic. Im glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We can still climb stairs and scramble over beams to reach a view like this, but if you feel yourself aging, get there quickly for the view is worth it.

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Address: Church St. | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-450-5906
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Shandon

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