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St. Anne's Shandon Church

Church St., Cork, Ireland (Shandon)
021-450-5906
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Ranked #20 of 83 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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed ringing the bells and the short climb to the top of the clock tower. The Climb up to the top was not as difficult as report by some. The clock mechanism was interesting to observe

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Shandon area of Cork is worth the short detour from the City Centre, with a cluster of attractions. At St Annes Church you can ring the bells and see views of the Cork from the top of the tower. Nearby is the Butter Museum and Linehan's Sweet Factory where you can buy old favourites like Rhubarb & custard and... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had heard about the Shandon Bells and went to the Cathedral ro ring them. But we ere not able to do so but they sounded great though. We went to the Butter Museum instead..!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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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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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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