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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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  • It's funny playing the bells and, After a lot of steps, there is a wonderful view of the city. The translation of the guide from english to italian is terrible!!! 
  • We were looking for something fun to do during our last day in Cork and decided to check out the bell tower at St Anne's. I want to mention that I am not religious so I can't comment on anything other...  more »
  • Up the Hill on the North Bank of the River Lee, Shandon Street, at the intersection of Church Street and right into the front looks. After the old church was destroyed in the war, it was rebuilt as St Anne's Church in 1722. In the Shandon district, locally called and Shandon Church. The Interior is spacious and bright, stood out big pipe organ. Climb the Bell Tower of 37 meters in height known as the symbol of the Cork fee of EUR 4 adults €5, senior. Where can ring a Bell in my visitors on the way there. Goes the Bell melody 8 wires with a number of eye-catching numbers and given the mechanism is. It was not rare.
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