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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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I took a group of ten 12 year olds to see this.They really enjoyed pulling the strings in the church which produced the notes for the songs that played out through the church... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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DonalDman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I took a group of ten 12 year olds to see this.They really enjoyed pulling the strings in the church which produced the notes for the songs that played out through the church. They climbed up to the top passing the inside workings of the clock (4 faced liar, is what the locals call this clock)and at the top ,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

St Anne's Shandon Church is a small, but beautiful church in the city of Cork. This church is hundreds of years old and has such charm. To climb the stairs to the top lookout takes you through tight winding chambers and directly through the giant Shandon Bells. You wear ear protection to protect the ears. Midway up you can read... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have a photo obsessed Husband, so I had to let him off the lead to climb the tower. I am not keen on heights tho. The lady at the cash desk tracked hubbie on cctv & told me when he was coming down. She allowed me to the level where the bells can be pulled FOC. Lovely visit

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Cork,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Icon of Cork. You can play the bells. Fabulous view of city if you are able to go to the top. Loved it.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This church was a special trip for me as my herritage line came from this little area called Shandon. Anyway i stayed at the Ambassador and walked to St Anne's and on the way walked around some magnificent herritage streets. I arrived at the church and was met by a lovely lady that was friendly and informative, i received my... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The church itself is quite standard for the era. but the trip up to the belfry, brilliant! You get to see the clock working, the clock pendulum, and you actually get to ring the bells which in my opinion is outrageous. Next, you ascend to the belfry through the dark narrow stair wells of Stone with stone steps and minimal... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A hidden treasure, kids loved exploring the winding steep steps all the way to viewing area. Fab views of Cork. Ringing the bells a great idea and very enjoyable. Church has some interesting facts and lady at desk was very helpful telling us what to look at.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm biased when it comes to cork because I love living in cork. If you want to see things from shandon go see this. It's a few steps up but you come to part where you can pay songs by tugging on the strings it's lovely once you know how. Lovely to hear tourists ringing bells you know it's another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Firsrly, the bells were great fun and well worth the entrance fee. There's some very narrow stone steps to climb which I can imagine will be a nightmare at peak times. Also, the area getting round the bells to access the top level is not suitable for the elderly or infirm. If you cross over the river from town then... More 

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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.

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