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St. Anne's Church

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Address: 2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 5906
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience...

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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Unexpectedly nice!

I was a bit put off by the price at first (€5 for adults, €4 for students) but the visit is actually worth it. We spent about 40 minutes in total at St Anne's Church. We had great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a bit put off by the price at first (€5 for adults, €4 for students) but the visit is actually worth it. We spent about 40 minutes in total at St Anne's Church. We had great fun playing songs with the bells, and the view at the top is beautiful! It can be quite hard to get at... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

go to the top of the tower jus for €5, on your way up you can ring the bells (play a song with notes provided). Nice view from the top! (36m/120ft) the church at ground floor is very simple and cosy with its Victorian wooden vaulted ceiling. If you like to see it from he distance the best way is... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They allow visitors to ring the bells, which was fun. I didn't go to the top of the tower but a friend who did, mentioned the views of Cork city, from the top, are amazing. The church itself is small but beautiful in its own way. Has some interesting old manuscripts and nice stained glass.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the church based on a recommendation from a local. We paid 5 euros each to climb the stairs to the top and ring the Shandon Bells. While it was cool and the views were nice, 10 euros for two people is a bit much, as you really are just paying to ring the bells and take in some... More 

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Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a early Sunday morning, and loved the feel and history of this historic church. Very close to our hotel and am happy we chose this as our place for Sunday Mass. It was of course in English but with an Irish priest made it that much more interesting.

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Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the view from the top of the Twoer. It is also fun to play with the bells. Go for a visit at least once...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cost 5 euros each to climb the tower. Church is free. We really enjoyed this experience as on the first floor there's the ropes for the church's 8 bells and you can ring them yourself. Next to the bells they have put a book of different songs and wrote out which bells to play. It wasn't busy when we went... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome place & definitely a "not to miss place"in Cork... - for history geek ( like me) it is on the iconic place of interest to visit - it is fun :) ( you can ring the bells) - you get a wonderful view from the top Don't hesitate to bring your kids but careful the stairs can be impressive... More 

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Cork, if you've never been, is one the most incredible, friendly and beautiful places in Ireland. I went for the first time yesterday and the absolute highlight for me was ringing the Shandon bells and seeing the view from the top of st Anne's. Do my legs hurt from the stairs? Definitely. Was I terrified of the narrow staircase? Without... More 

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Thank Keeley R
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Doesn't take long for a full tour. You get the chance to ring the bells, which was great fun. They provide notes and instructions so that you can play actual songs - I played 'Rain drops keep falling on my head'. View of cork city from the top, so try to visit on a clear day. Would definitely recommend a... More 

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