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St. Anne's Church

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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...more
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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork T23 YN88, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently during our tour . Great views once you manage the climb and fun opportunity to play the bells . Definitely a high light

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed September 13, 2019

We went early in the morning and we didn't find a lot of persons. This attraction can give you the possibility to ring a real system of bells. You can see the clock and the bells...and after a lot of steps there is a great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fran_Caian
Reviewed September 12, 2019

great church to visit alone but added to the bell tower makes a great day out for children, old stone stairways make it difficult to get up but kids love ringing the balls andthe view

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dwasol
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

The tower for St. Anne’s church with a golden salmon on top and its original old bells makes a good reference point for getting to the area. This is one of the oldest still used churches in the City and well worth a visit. You...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank womanseyeview
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Until such time as one of Corks new skyscrapers permit visitors to their top floors this church currently offers the best views of Cork city from the tower. A family ticket of €12 is well worth it. You get to visit the little church and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bryno
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Eight in the middle of downtown. The church has cool artwork and relics. There wasn’t a fee to get into the church. Well with the time!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Daleen B
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Visited with a group of 20, including kids, and we all climbed the narrow stone steps up one flight (about) to the tower to ring the bells. The bell ropes are numbered and there is a book of song choices to play by number and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Gwynn H
Reviewed July 1, 2019

One of the nicest churches in Cork, at the top of Shandon district. Worth to go there to have a look at the nice bell tower.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed July 1, 2019

This was a really fun stop on our road trip. We looked around in the sanctuary first; they have some historical items on display. Loved ringing the bells - my DH thought he was cute playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb!" Climbing the tower and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank edmondite
Reviewed July 1, 2019

This old church is cool for its age and it has some very old books, medial books , prayer books, allegra books for hundreds of years ago. It amazing they still have them. its a hike up some steep grades. the walk up to the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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You can! It's in the book and all! Enjoy your trip! 😊