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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are touristing in the people's republic, I highly recommend you take a walk in the historical quarter of Shandon. And when you're here - don't miss scaling those steps up st Anne's and ringing 'em bells just like Quasimodo! The view will not...More

Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old church where you can climb the stairs up to the tower and get amazing views over Cork, the stairs are stone and very narrow and I only ever part there is a ladder. Half way up you get the chance to...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbing to the top for the views is lovely but the best bit was getting a chance to ring the bells. They give you the notes to various tunes and with a little practice you can play one. I played Do ray me from The...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great destination for us or anyone spending the day in Cork city. Along with being a cool attraction from the outside, exploring the clockworks inside was also a lot of fun and the views from the top of the clock tower are...More

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed June 17, 2017

A fun stop, almost like an adventure! You are given ear protection as you enter because as you go up the tower you will climb through the room with the bells....and if they are ringing they are loud! Part way up you have the opportunity...More

Thank canadiantraveller70
Reviewed June 14, 2017

I would rate as good rather than very good as I think average is a little low, anyhow saying that worth a visit not tons there so don't pack a picnic. Interesting climb up the narrow steep staircase to the area where you can make...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The church is quite lovely and peaceful.The price isin't much and you can get to ring the bells,it is a lot of fun an you can make songs of your own,you can also see the machinery of the clock, how it works and get to...More

Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Great views of the city. There is a lot of steps to get to the top. Watch out for the bells! Ear defenders provided

Thank James P
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