St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience of ringing the original 18th Century Church bells, view the mechanism of the famous four faced liar clock, climb the tower to experience spectacular views of Cork City and beyond and visit the beautiful interior of St, Anne's church, one of Cork's oldest buildings.
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  • AvanSwieten
    Leiden, The Netherlands76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun attraction in a church
    Very fun and out of the ordinary church visit. Climbing up the small stairs, getting to ring the bells myself (and actually being able to play a tune, thanks to the instructions which are hung up) and having a beautiful view over Cork once you get to the top. In the church below there is a LGBT flag... in church! So progressive and inclusive, I was moved by it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Anne Graf
    Cork, Ireland13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Four faced Liar
    What a great view of Cork city form the top of the tower. And we got play the bells. Not every day you get to do that. The church has really old feel and hold so much within it. A great outing.
    Visited August 2022
    Written June 10, 2023
  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, Illinois2,130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved This Church and Views!
    I absolutely loved my experience here! Climbing to the top of the church and viewing the city on a nice sunny day was so much fun. The staircase is very narrow so it may take some time waiting for others coming from the opposite direction as no more than one person can get through at a time. The inside of the church was nice and very peaceful! I’m glad I made my way to this church!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 18, 2023
  • JoeV314159
    Chicago, Illinois156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected gem and truly interesting experience worth seeking out.
    This Church and tower is an interesting experience from several perspectives. You climb stairs to the level of the bell pulls where you can pull the ropes to play different tunes that ring out over the city. After you ring the bells, a unique opportunity, you get to climb the stairs of the tower. The climb includes passing through the level of the bell mechanism and is topped by an expansive view of the City of Cork. The view of the city enables you to appreciate the historic and economic significance of the city as you look over the old and new neighborhoods. You also get to spend time in the wonderful historic church itself. The experience brings new meaning and life to the wonderful Irish song and poem The Bells of Shandon by Francis Sylvester Mahony
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
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Yanie P
Indonesia375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
They allow you to play a song using the bell in the tower then you can go up to see the charming Cork from the top after. There are 8 ropes attached to 8 bells, you pull on the ropes and the bells ring. Simple and fun. Very friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Worth a visit when in Cork!
Written April 7, 2020
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Steven O
Cork, Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Being from cork and working abroad has brought many friends here to visit. Everytime we take a trip here to show the views and history of the area and the building itself.The staff here Marissa and Mary are the nicest most welcoming people you will meet and are a credit to Cork City. I highly recommend a visit here for the view and to meet great people! 👌
Written May 27, 2021
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Explorer03
Cibolo, TX281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The church and bell tower was a nice excursion to our trip. We climbed up the tower. The climb up the steps will be a little narrow at times. On the first floor we were able to pull on the cords to play the bells. The had sheets of Christmas songs hanging up telling you what sequence to pull the eight cord to play the song. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed this prior to ascending up to the top of the tower. The view was pretty nice and you can see all of Cork from here. At one point you will negative around a low beam and then up to another stair well. This area is where you can see the bells.

The church itself is quaint and nice. We enjoyed it as a stop on our walk around Cork.
Written December 29, 2022
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Flamingo D
Ohio City, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went to visit here, following a map drawn by a masseuse Niamh, in the Escape Spa and on her recommendaion. We loved every minute of it. Once the steps were climbed(and a little out of breath, due to our vintage), we were met with the most amazing views of the city. Lovely grounds and the bells were amazing. Would highly recommend,
Written May 9, 2022
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL2,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I absolutely loved my experience here! Climbing to the top of the church and viewing the city on a nice sunny day was so much fun. The staircase is very narrow so it may take some time waiting for others coming from the opposite direction as no more than one person can get through at a time. The inside of the church was nice and very peaceful! I’m glad I made my way to this church!
Written July 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AvanSwieten
Leiden, The Netherlands76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Very fun and out of the ordinary church visit. Climbing up the small stairs, getting to ring the bells myself (and actually being able to play a tune, thanks to the instructions which are hung up) and having a beautiful view over Cork once you get to the top. In the church below there is a LGBT flag... in church! So progressive and inclusive, I was moved by it.
Written June 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JoeV314159
Chicago, IL156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This Church and tower is an interesting experience from several perspectives. You climb stairs to the level of the bell pulls where you can pull the ropes to play different tunes that ring out over the city. After you ring the bells, a unique opportunity, you get to climb the stairs of the tower. The climb includes passing through the level of the bell mechanism and is topped by an expansive view of the City of Cork. The view of the city enables you to appreciate the historic and economic significance of the city as you look over the old and new neighborhoods. You also get to spend time in the wonderful historic church itself. The experience brings new meaning and life to the wonderful Irish song and poem The Bells of Shandon by Francis Sylvester Mahony
Written October 29, 2023
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nadinedalyfinn
Newbridge12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Quirky fun experience in cork city. Climb the bell tower for a fantastic view of cork city. Pre covid you could ring the bells but unfortunately cant now. Would advise that the stairs do get very steep and narrrow the further up you go and also a funny little climb through part once you get to the bells to continue up the tower to the viewing balcony. We really enjoyed as a quirky fun activity but may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Written August 9, 2021
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Phil D
Cork, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Was visiting family down in Cork and got a hankering for mass. popped in for a sermon and by god does he know how to work an alter. some people say that the younger priests lack passion and drive. But No this young priest had me hanging on to every word. I would also say that this was the best communion I've had west of Lourdz
Written January 7, 2022
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Eli Romary
106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
My partner and I came here at the recommendation from a friend. The woman working the desk was really friendly and answered all of our questions. The church itself is a positive and safe space to any and all. And the climb to the top is awesome! Although be warned, it gets super narrow at the top and requires some climbing maneuvers! The view from the top is gorgeous. Also be on the lookout for Bláthín the lizard!
Written July 20, 2021
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