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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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  • St Anne's church is the oldest church in continuous use in Cork city and has eight bells. On a visit one can ring these bells after climbing many steps to the first floor. On the third floor you can s...  more »
  • A short but original, visit offering a panoramic view of the city as well as the opportunity to ring the bells. A rather reasonable entry price. However, it should be noted that the tower is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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  • It is located in the northern part of the city, and from its top you can see views of the entire city (if time permits). I think a good place to take pictures, and is not expensive (they have discounts for groups). In the part low has a church, and as is van climbing plants is can find them strings of them campaigns (and touch them) and them campaigns in itself same, with a small cartoon, and finally the "viewpoint" If is you want to call so. It only bad is that not is enabled for disabled, and nor for people that have that make efforts or with little mobility, since there is that climb many stairs and the part last, it of the viewpoint, is accessible through a road something labyrinthine, by what only it recommend for people that physically can support that. It is a Bell Tower and the bell towers are not visible and not comfortable. But from this, it seems a good place to go.
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