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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 25 August 2016

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.

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 24 August 2016 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...More

Thank Willie B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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

Thank BlancaGP7
Reviewed 15 August 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...More

1  Thank Hermes797
Reviewed 15 August 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.

1  Thank Dentrev
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank MsCookie2
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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,...More

1  Thank Jan D
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 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...More

2  Thank maryfitzquigley
Reviewed 3 August 2016 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....More

1  Thank beckaj01
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Response from bipbipbipbopbop | Reviewed this property |
You can! It's in the book and all! Enjoy your trip! 😊