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St. Anne's Church

2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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One of Cork's most prominent landmarks, you can enjoy the unique experience of ringing the original 18th Century Church bells, view the mechanism of the famous four faced liar clock, climb the tower to experience spectacular views of Cork City and beyond and visit the beautiful interior of St, Anne's church, one of Cork's oldest buildings.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2 Church Street | Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 5906
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great destination for us or anyone spending the day in Cork city. Along with being a cool attraction from the outside, exploring the clockworks inside was also a lot of fun and the views from the top of the clock tower are...More

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun stop, almost like an adventure! You are given ear protection as you enter because as you go up the tower you will climb through the room with the bells....and if they are ringing they are loud! Part way up you have the opportunity...More

Thank canadiantraveller70
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would rate as good rather than very good as I think average is a little low, anyhow saying that worth a visit not tons there so don't pack a picnic. Interesting climb up the narrow steep staircase to the area where you can make...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is quite lovely and peaceful.The price isin't much and you can get to ring the bells,it is a lot of fun an you can make songs of your own,you can also see the machinery of the clock, how it works and get to...More

Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the city. There is a lot of steps to get to the top. Watch out for the bells! Ear defenders provided

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 times on each might be different

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank JulliIceland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We each enjoyed playing the bells of St. Anne's, the climb, and the 360 view of entire Cork from its tower.

Thank LaDonna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I heard that there was a church that we could go to and ring the church bells, I was all in. We had a bit of trouble finding the place, but eventually got there. It wasn't too far a walk from the...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid 4 euros each to ring the church bells. It was fun! It's a stone, narrow path to the top (130+ steps), but awesome views of Cork once you get there. They have a songbook about half way up. Pick a song and play...More

1  Thank ChajuBenree
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