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“Fascinating old building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bells of Shandon

Bells of Shandon
St. Ann's | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
353-21-450-5906
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Ranked #12 of 83 Attractions in Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Arkansaw, Wisconsin
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“Fascinating old building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

5 of us went up to play the bells and look out over Cork. It was an experience I will never forget. I don't think any place in the US would let 5 people walk around so high up unsupervised.

Visited June 2013
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“A long trek, but worth a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

It is a good walk from the city centre and the trek is all up hill. So it would be a good idea to wear a good either sneakers or walking shoes on the day you decide to visit it.

It's really a beautiful building and is easy to find. They have signs around the area so there is no chance you can get lost.

Adults cost €5.00 so it's not too expensive and its fun to do. It's better to go in the morning as you will beat many who will decide to come in the afternoon.

If you visit cork, then it's also work dropping off here while you're in the vicinity.

Visited June 2013
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“fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

the view from the top of the tower is beautiful and ringing the bells was fun, you can choose a song from a book and ring the bells. We had great fun.

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“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

There are other wonderful features in St. Anne's, but ringing the Bells of Shandon is the highlight. There's a book with several selections of music to choose from. There weren't many other visitors that morning so we had time to play several pieces, solos, duets, even a trio. It was great fun. Later, while we were enjoying the view from the tower balcony, we heard "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" being played on the bells. We thought that was pretty funny.

Visited August 2012
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“Absolutely hilarious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

After visiting the butter museum (yes, I said butter museum) we waited for the tour us to come back around and sat on the steps of the firkin crane which face on to St. Anne's church where the bells of Shandon are kept. I was with my Grandpa and mother and as we sat, the bells started ringing in the most random way, it was a racket! we couldn't figure how the bell ringer was still in a job, but of course it wasn't until after the bus arrived and the recording that went with it told us that you can pay 1 euro to go up to the bell tower and ring the bells for 5 minutes (which made sense). Definitely go for it! Have the pleasure of knowing that somewhere in Shandon, there are probably some other tourists in our position.

Visited August 2012
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