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Address: St. Ann's | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-450-5906
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Sligo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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 

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ireland
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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 

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LONDON
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31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Naples, Florida
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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.

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kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very disappointed , it needs a up grade and a vamp , pigeons need to be removed at the top of the tower ,

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are 4 clocks on St Anne's and locally she is know as the four faced liar as they are never correct and never the same! Made from limestone and sandstone which are the local stone this is one of Cork most famous landmarks. I first visited it over 40 years ago with my grandmother who was very musical and... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Website opening times were not correct - had to wait an hour. Church was lovely and the climb up the stone stairs was atmospheric - narrow in parts and also, as you got beyond the area where you play the bells you have to go through a small awkward opening in the bell tower (complete the pigeons!) to get to... More 

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republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you visit Cork, you MUST visit the Shandon Bells, located in the belltower of St Annes Shandon (CofI). It is one of the oldest churches on Cork and the experience of ringing the bells, to the sheet music supplied, is without compare.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

€5 entrance fee Nice little bit of history. You get to climb up into the rafters see the workings of the clock fabulous views over the city And most importantly you get to actually ring the bells and they supply sheets with different songs which is great. You can do it very quickly and woukd seem like not worth it... More 

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Dublin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a first for me, went up on a Saturday in February and pretty much had the place to ourselves, great view from the top.

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