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St. Anne's Church

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Address: 2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 450 5906
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Got to ring the bells!

It's a beautiful church, but the highlight really is the lengthy and cramped climb to the top for the fabulous view, not to mention the fun of getting to ring your own bell. Must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful church, but the highlight really is the lengthy and cramped climb to the top for the fabulous view, not to mention the fun of getting to ring your own bell. Must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The climb up to the top of the tower of St. Anne's Church is well worth the effort for the wonderful view of the city as well as the unique experience of being able to ring the Shandon Bells. While the climb to the tower is not for those of limited mobility, the church itself is a peaceful and tranquil... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little church. We paid to go upstairs and have a go at the bell ringing. The stairs get narrower at as you head higher up. You get a fantastic view of the City. We tried our hand at bell ringing and I think the locals really appreciated our efforts of playing the Wedding March and Frere Jacques.

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Tehachapi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bell tower is a bit of an interesting climb but the view is wonderful. It is fun to ring the bell. The chuch hostess is a lovely person and very helpful. Inside the chuch are some religious materials from the 1600's so they deserve a look too.

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Thank judy r
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stairs to climb, obviously no elevator. Decent price taking consideration that money is used for maintaining the grounds. Some free alternative locations on the city where can experience sights over the city from higher points. I would still recommend this for tourists or different day. After the climbing still can go the grounds have a rest or a snack brought... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as part of our Cork holiday. I waited outside as I am not good with heights or enclosed spaces. The kids (4 and 7) really enjoyed it as they rang the bells with their mother. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Eugene B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this church as my wifes family originated from Shandon and wanted to visit here. We had a great laugh as we played a few tunes on the bells and then went out onto the top of the bell tower to get a fantastic view across Cork city. Well worth a visit for all. The church itself is also very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good. The prices to ring the bell and up to the tower is 5€ but is a nice experiencie. take care with the stairs

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

There isn't a whole lot to see and do here. The major attractions include the bells which you can play any tune on (a really cool addition) and the views of Cork city which are absolutley fantastic from the steeple. It costs 5 euros to get in but is worth it for those things alone.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The view at the top was worth the windy numerous stone steps. We enjoyed our experience of bell ringing, a memory to treasure. Beautiful glass windows in the church.

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