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St. Anne's Church

2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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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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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a well overdue tour of my city and high up (excuse the pun) on the list is Shandon Bells (St. Anne's Church). Friendly and helpful ladies in charge, the church is so pretty and full of history. The walk up the steps to see...More

Thank Don F
Reviewed 2 days ago

A truly stunning old church with unrivalled views of the city once you manage the steps. Really worth a visit but one word of caution; most times of daylight hours won't present a hazard to life and limb (and the opening hours of 10-16.00 hrs...More

Thank govireland
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wouldn't want to be the neighbours during the height of tourist season, but what fun to ring the Shandon Bells.

Thank 54corrine2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once in a lifetime experience kids and adults loved it. You are able to climb to top and see all of the city!!

Thank Dirish96
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up the hill across the river to get to this church because the guide books said that the climb to the top gave a great view of Cork and the surrounding area. When we entered, the very friendly attendant said that we could...More

Thank ratch37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church,I liked it but all of them similair. Although 5€ is too much for the view point.must see place

Thank emeseheg89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the history of Cork,located in the wonderful Shandon area Very accessible by foot Was lovely to visit

Thank D5577AZmichaelc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St Anne's holds the best views of the whole city! Ringing the bells is great fun and the female attendant Marissa is welcoming, friendly and is very knowledge about the area. We had a brilliant experience here today but be warned the climb up to...More

Thank catherine c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this ancient stone church to climb the stairs, view the giant bells, ring the bells, and get a spectacular view of the city from the top. There are ropes to pull to ring the bells and even a book to help you...More

Thank xxxmammamiaxxx
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is very cool to ring the Shandon Bells and know that the whole neighborhood can hear your song. You can choose from various tunes in a book that shows you which ropes to pull to play the song. You also must wear ear protectors...More

Thank Eileen P
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August 13, 2017|
Response from Keeley R | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it's in their book but also the ladies are wonderful and if you called them they'd probably be able to set it up for you