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St. Anne's Church, Cork

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Explore one of the city's most prominent landmarks and ring its legendary at bells at St. Anne's Church. Overlooking the River Lee, this 18th-century church is a symbol of the city and was made famous by the 19th-century song "The Bells of Shandon." Already deeply historical, the building is also remarkable because of its construction of red sandstone from the original Shandon castle and limestone from the now derelict Franciscan Abbey. Though the renovated interior is fairly modern in design, it boasts an array of interesting treasures including a christening font from 1629. Ascend the narrow staircase to ring the centuries-old church bells and see spectacular views of Cork. Those on a tight schedule can bypass the clock tower; known by locals as "The Four-Faced Liar," the time it gives depends on the wind and the angle of the viewer. Before you head to Cork, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cork holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Cork has to offer, including St. Anne's Church.
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  • Went on a early Sunday morning, and loved the feel and history of this historic church. Very close to our hotel and am happy we chose this as our place for Sunday Mass. It was of course in English but...  more »
  • I loved the view from the top of the Twoer. It is also fun to play with the bells. Go for a visit at least once...  more »
  • Cost 5 euros each to climb the tower. Church is free. We really enjoyed this experience as on the first floor there's the ropes for the church's 8 bells and you can ring them yourself. Next to the bel...  more »
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  • Beautiful St Patricks church God bless all our priests struggling in these evil times. Faith of our Fathers we will be true to thee till death