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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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Where to stay in Cork

A destination in and of itself, Cork City has a dense center with plenty of hotels and hostels. Head north of the city center for affordable options like mid-range hotels and guesthouses. From here, you can walk or bike to all of the sights in the heart of the city. If everything is booked, or if you've simply come to explore the city's surrounding nature, check out the campgrounds about ten minutes from the center of town by car. There are also a number of charming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and other pensions in the outskirts, which can be a good option if you're using the city as a base for exploring the sights of Cork County.
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  • Great views of the city. There is a lot of steps to get to the top. Watch out for the bells! Ear defenders provided  more »
  • This attraction in the shandon street area of Cork is synonymous with Cork City. It is known by older locals as the four faced liar because it had a clock on each side and sometimes in the past the ti...  more »
  • Nice little attraction not far from the city center. Beautiful views from the top of the tower. You get to ring the bells and I had to drag the wife away as she wouldn't let go!  more »
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  • Architectural old church
  • 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
  • Very nice, both outside and inside.
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