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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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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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Good for kids but not for claustraphobics

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eugene B
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank BlancaGP7
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Jay1126
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Dentrev
Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed playing Amazing Grace on the bells! St Anne's is worth a visit. You can see all of Cork once you have reach the top tower for some nice photos. We laughed at the awkwardness of passing people on the stairs, we had to manoeuvre ourselves under a bell to allow other visitors to pass. And I wished I... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the inside of St. Anne's Church (re-built in 1722) which was interesting, but were amazed at the actual the bell tower. Climbing up the steps to the pull chords, where one can actually play songs, and then further up, depending on your comfort-level, to the belfry (to listen with protectors) is an experience not to be missed. Highly... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just fifteen minutes walk from the main street, St. Anne's Church, better known as Shandon or the Four Face Liar because of it's four sided clock tower, telling different times before being modernised, is a local treasure. Strangely, a lot of Cork people have never been inside it. It's bell tower is famous and worth a go.

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family outing. €12 euro for 4 kids and 2 adults. Great value and great fun! Be aware no toilets here so go before u visit! Also go to Linehans Sweet Shop where u will see sweets being made on the premises, it's a wonderful experience for the kids! Lovely staff also!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St. Anne's Church is a must see when in City Cork ! This tall beautiful building towers over the city & provides great city views. Our peaceful walk through visit was much enjoyed & lighting a candle for a sick friend was moving for us. When visiting City Cork you can not miss this calming experience.

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