We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Anne's Shandon Church

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Shandon
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Church St. | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-450-5906
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 265 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
So Much Fun!

We had the best time ringing the bells and climbing the tower! What an awesome experience! The view from the top is amazing! Note: Getting past the bells up the ladder and up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
dieselnator
,
Greenville, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the church a minute after closing time and were rudely and abruptly told by female attendant it was closed even though there was still visitors there.Fair enough closing time is closing time but you could still be told so courteously instead of a feeling of being ejected.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had the best time ringing the bells and climbing the tower! What an awesome experience! The view from the top is amazing! Note: Getting past the bells up the ladder and up the narrow stone steps may be difficult for some.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We traveled to St. Anne's on the advice of a friend and had a brilliant time climbing up to have a look at the fantastic church bells and then having a go at ringing them ourselves. The top offers a lovely view of Cork as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

St Annes is a lovely little church, but the real experience is ringing the church bells. Follow the simple music sheets and play your tune on the bells, great fun. Also after a little climb up narrow stairs, and past the bells, you are out at the top of the church spire for the best views of cork and surrounds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sligo
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was worth the €5 a head as the views along are amazing from the top of the tower. It is also good fun to get to ring the bells and they have sample music left out so that you can play a tune you want to hear. The climb up the tower is very steep and some of it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a great place to visit when you are in Cork. You can ring the Shandon Bells in tune to one of the songs they have for you to play with the bells. Absolutely great experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes
ireland
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

why we hadnt come here before I do not know but for €5 per person, it is a unique and highly enjoyable attraction. The stairs to the bell tower is steep and narrow at times but well worth the effort. You can ring the bells yourself and they even have music notes numerically laid out in sequence with the bells... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LONDON
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Well worth it if you go on a beautiful day! The climb to the top of the tower is a tight squeeze & not for the faint-hearted however the views from the top enables you to see Cork from a different angle. I wouldn't have known about this place had it not been for a fellow resident who recommended it.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steyr, Austria
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

St. Anne's Shandon Church is really worth a visit, especially going up the clock tower. The stairs up are a little bit of an adventure, but in the end you have amazing view over cork and as a bonus you ring the bells of the clock tower on your own.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I loved the history of the church--fascinating! The tower was quite something to see. It was a hard climb to the top, but worth it. Our guide was both entertaining and knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed St. Anne's Shandon Church also viewed

 

Been to St. Anne's Shandon Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. Anne's Shandon Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?