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Bells of Shandon

Address: St. Ann's | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-450-5906
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Ranked #9 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went to the Bells a few weeks ago! Lovely views of Cork when you reach the top. Must say all of the bells weren't ringing but it was still fun! Would suggest going on an off day, the less crowded the better because you certainly go through some tight spaces! Overall would suggest going!

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Massillon, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was the first thing my son made me do when I got to Cork to visit him...I was complaining the whole way up the narrow winding stairs...but it was well worth it when we got to the top...and I loved ringing the bells and playing "When the Saints Come Marching In" on the way down...A must do if in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Situated at the top of Shandon st you can climb the magnificent Shandon Bell tower to get a great view of Cork city. There's a song book with a very easy to read guide to playing some songs on the Bells that is open to the public about half way up. Then there's a narrow stairway that brings you right... More 

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Houston, TX
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If your not in shape or don't like confined steep narrow winding stone stairs for many floors up, think long and hard. I made to almost the top and then it was a small ladder up a dark hole and I almost cried and started the scary trip back down. I heard I missed a wonderful view. I am sure... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

when in Cork this is a must do. We climbed the bell tower and I played Molly Malone on the bells my wife played Some were over the rainbow great craic.

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Venice, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are in our late sixties and we had no trouble climbing to the top.139 steps I believe they say. Didn't count It was tight in a few spots. Oh, they give you sound deafening earphones in case the bells ring when you are right next to them, Scary! We were the only tourists there at the time - the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My self and the wife with our two children under two climbed the tower at St Ann's Church and rang the bells, that was great fun, really enjoyed this. The 5 Euro cost is a fair price. The view from the top is so beautiful a full 360 view of cork city, just stunning. The climb to the top is... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great view of Cork at the top of the bell tower and opportunity to ring the bells is a bit of craic!

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Ennis, Ireland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
22 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We climbed the tower at St Ann's Church and rang the bells on the way up.They even provide sheet music so you can play a tune on the bells. It was the best £5 we spent in Cork as we really enjoyed ringing the bells and you can see all around the City from the top of the tower. The... More 

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Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was recommended to us when we stayed in the River Lee Hotel in Cork. The steps up to the Shandon area of Cork reminded me of Ciboure France . The bell tower was well worth the climb and great for children who can walk . It's very narrow and requires going up a short ladder at one stage but... More 

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