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St. Anne's Shandon Church

Church St., Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
021-450-5906
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Ranked #20 of 82 attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Bells of Shandon - just north of the river Lee in Cork city centre, in the historical Shandon area - are nice to visit.  You can ring the Bells... more »
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Saskatoon, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Orland Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My sisters and I played tunes on the bells and climbed up to the top of the bell tower. We were given no warning of how hard and narrow the climb would be. As you climbed up, the steps were more narrow and steeper and there were awkward spots like going under a beam. If you are claustrophobic or have... More

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Cork, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went up th top last year. It's quite steep climbing the steps to it but worth it as beautiful views from the top

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Cobh, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

it might be nice but its always closed when i get there. thats quite annoying. i like the weather fish though

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Kinsale, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As a Corkman I should be ashamed to say it was my first visit to Shandon Tower at 59 years, but too my amazement I enjoyed my trip. The church of St Anne and St Mary is a place of worship and a place of tranquillity in the centre of Cork City (Northside). I climbed up the Tower, played the... More

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The most famous structure in Cork is St. Anne's Church with the Shandon Bells. The church can be seen from all over the town and has the first four face clock. each clock has a different time and is also known as the four face liar. It was built in 1772 and in addition to ringing the bells you can... More

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Douglas, Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited this Anglican church. It is free to visit but you can give a donation. It is a lovely church that is in Corks Skyline since 1722. The stain glass windows by Mayer & Co, Munich are well worth a visit and there is a lovely seating area outside the church in the graveyard. Would recommend to visit the... More

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Bristol, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Letting tourists climb into a bell tower and play the bells? That would never happen in the states. It is an interesting climb into the bell tower and they make you wear earmuffs in case the bells go off. The stairs are steep and narrow and the views are cool. It was fun to annoy the neighbors by playing show... More

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