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St. Anne's Shandon Church

Church St., Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
021-450-5906
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Ranked #15 of 79 attractions in Cork
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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great fun, tried our hands at campanology. quite a climb to the top of the bell tower but well worth it to see the views over Cork.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We clambered our way to the top of the tower for a lovely panoramic view of the city. Kids played on bells, nice attraction for them.

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Carndonagh, Donegal, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Great craic, and a typically irish tourist attraction, by which I mean that there were parts you wondered they got away with! Ringing the bells was very good fun and they have a song list to follow. Good to know you're inflicting half of cork to your own rendition of freres Jacques! Then you can climb to the top and... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We visited in November. It was cool and rainy; luckily, it did not rain the day we visited St. Anne's. The church itself was a pleasure to walk through. But, the bells were wonderful! There is a fee to go up the tower. You receive ear covers; you need them as you climb by the bells and someone else could... More

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The area is dirty and not the safest place to leave a car or visit by night. It is not a place I would send any visitors.

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Houston, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Others have rightly noted the glorious bells and tower. We agree. The church is beautiful in many ways. What set St. Anne's apart for us was its vision and mission statement, proudly noted in the entry and on the website. Confident, direct, welcoming, beautiful, and open. Indeed, a short bit of text that defines the Christian spirit. We visit many... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A real gem of an attraction in an old part of the city. We climbed to the outside of the steeple and rang out some Dylan tunes with the bells...a great thrill

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Beautiful old church with stunning tower and bells that you are allowed to play - well worth the five euros to access the tower and climb to the top for the best views of Cork city

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Is steeped in history. Can climb the tower to ring the bells and higher still for brilliant views of the City.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We arrived early in the morning and were the first to attempt to ring the bells. The poor neighbours, Attempted to play "Amazing Grace" but weren't fast enough. Clambered our way to the top of the tower for a lovely panoramic view of the city.

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