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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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  • Well worth the trek up Shandon street to ring the bells! Very cheap I think it was €5 when I went. The view at the top is breathtaking on a clear day! Bring your camera and panoramic lense for some am...  more »
  • Church situated on a slope with a sober architecture and a little impressive. I went through it the day of mass and the people were nice. When it's all terrain, visit with old graves and a view of residential neighborhoods in this town, bad but super nice.
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  • Loved the old church and the opportunity to ring the bells! View from the top is amazing. The write up had me concerned about the climb to the top but it was no problem at all