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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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A great laugh and a great view

I had a great time attempting to ring the Shandon Bells. The view of the city is wonderful but it is quite a narrow climb to the top.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time attempting to ring the Shandon Bells. The view of the city is wonderful but it is quite a narrow climb to the top.

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Wexford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a few days ago and it was very quiet so we had the place to ourselves.Lovely lady on the info desk deserves a mention. The church is lovely with lots of ancient books and curios on display. The climb to the top was a little strenuous for me but I'm very unfit and the view from the top... More 

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Thank LoveStreetW
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here with a large group and got a nice discount. Climbed the tower and were rewarded with an awesome view of the city!

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Thank Nomadgrrl
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the view and that you are able to ring the bells. A fun experience. a bit tricky as you have to climb underneath the bell, i am always scared somebody is gonna ring the big bell when I am just underneath it. But on a sunny day, you will have a beautiful view over Cork

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get to ring the bells and annoy the neighbours. There's an incredible panoramic view of the city and surrounds. We went with kids and thought it was fantastic. It was only €2 per adult.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to ring the bells of St. Anne's. Unknown to me, my boyfriend proposed at the top of the bell tower. Such a romantic place, a wonderful panoramic view of the city. St. Anne's will always hold a special place in my heart. Huge thanks to the lovely lady at the entrance who congratulated us so warmly and presented us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

It's funny playing the bells and, After a lot of steps, there is a wonderful view of the city. The translation of the guide from english to italian is terrible!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We were looking for something fun to do during our last day in Cork and decided to check out the bell tower at St Anne's. I want to mention that I am not religious so I can't comment on anything other than the fun tourist aspect of the church. St Anne's was easy to find by walking since you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had no idea you could actually ring the bells yourself. When you arrive you pay a small fee (€5 per person) to ring the bells and go to the top of the Tower. Up a few floors to the bell ringing, there is a stand with a selection of songs and each rope is numbered to help you stay... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Great diversion when wandering around close to the river and downtown core. Lots of stairs get to the top but there is a great view. If one ever wondered what it is like to play a simple tune on the church bells, this is a great opportunity to test your musical talents. Definitely a must see and do when in... More 

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