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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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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a bellringing this was definitely on my list of places to visit. Different from the bellringing I'm used to but fun non the less. The locals must be very tolerant! The lady on reception didn't charge me as I was only going to the...More

Thank alipalky
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were surprised, after paying, we were given two sets of hearing protection. Made our way up to the first landing, no lines, my wife attempted to play the bells. Not sure if the neighbors would have guessed what she "Played". 100...More

Thank JCS07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful church is definitely worth visiting. It was so much fun playing a song on the bells and the view of the city of Cork is breathtaking!

Thank Denisecabana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the church at 4.40 pm, closes at 5. Literally had the door shut in our faces so didn't see anything inside at all. Really disappointing and we would have been speedy had we been told they wanted to leave by 5!!

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great view and visit here for you. You need to be healthy to climb the 132 stairs but you can always ring the Shandon Bells and sing along with them if you have any breath left Go to see the views of the city...More

Thank georgecL7876DH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is free to enter the church but there is a charge to climb the bell tower. The climb up is via a steep, narrow stone staircase which is challenging in a couple of places. There are a couple of rooms with information on the...More

Thank AberdeenM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is habitual, it has free entry. the attraction is the Shandon Tower with its bell. You will only pay for the tower and you will move the bell alone. This is a pleasant surprise.

Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The views of Cork from St. Anne's can't be beat. We felt like we couldn't get all the bells to work when we tried to play them, but we were there mostly for the views. If you want a great 360 view of the city,...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We heard the ringing bells of Shannon Tower at St. Anne's Church while on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus cork and decided to check it out. Glad we did as the tower part of the small church is assessable to the public for a small entrance...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had fun with my daughter playing tunes on the bells and hope the neighbors didn't mind but we had to! Climbed to the top for amazing views! Definitely visit and I was happy to pay for the privilege.

Thank Carolyn M
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Response from bipbipbipbopbop | Reviewed this property |
You can! It's in the book and all! Enjoy your trip! 😊