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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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Bells of Shandon at St Anne's Church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melling Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Defo worth visiting! For a small fee, ring familiar tune on the bells, check out old clock mechanism and view Cork the way birds do. Don't miss ancient books on display inside some as old as 16th century, Bibles and geometry and medicine books, worth seeing. Make sure to schedule the visit before 3pm though. They also have lovely souvenirs... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bells of Saint Mary's also known as the bells of Shandon is a must see The climb to the top just to see the city is stunning Once your there you can also play tunes on the cords and the bells ring out and can be heard all over the city A must see in Cork and the Salmon... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about the possibility of ringing the bells in this tower, but I wasn't aware of the museum built inside it. It's actually really interesting to go up though it, revisiting history, then ringing the bells (they also provide a songbook!) and from the top the view of the city is a must =]

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the church for a few times now. The scriptures inside the church date back to the 1600s and 1700s. The church hosts many choral events.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked the weather vane a lot - it features a golden salmon (representing good fishing on the River Lee?). The salmon and spire can be seen from far away and also close up, if you visit the Shandon community centre or the Butter Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Felt this Church was very welcoming and inclusive. I found the carved Fish in the church pews was absolutely beautiful! The stain glass windows were also spectacular. Although you could ring the bells of Shandon, we didn't feel it was worth 5 euros each to do so. Other than that, it was a very beautiful church!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is brilliant. A beautiful church and so good to ring the bells. We loved the experience and the views from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The church which may be seen from all over the city is a short but fairly steep walk from the centre. The tour bus stops very nearby. A truly wonderful experience being able to ring the bells (ear protectors are provided for the walk past the bells themselves). The church is free to enter but a small charge of 5... More 

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