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St. Anne's Church, Cork

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is well worth the walk to get to; just a little jaunt from the river. It was lovely to be able to climb past the bells ( wearing headphones). The view from the top was amazing. The best part is you...  read more »
  • We had all day to enjoy the city of Cork and decided to come here for the views and also because it was on a marked walking tour of the city. (walking tours are posted in various places around the cit...  read more »
  • the Church itself has let me down a little. small and virtually aseptic. € 8 apply only to have fun playing the bells according to a book of melodies. Obviously the best part begins the climb up the Tower through a difficult passage next to the bells, then climb the stairs so steep as to treat it as a hiking route and arrive at the top to see cork from above.
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