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. Using our world travel planner, Cork attractions like St. Anne's Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • the Lady proposes you to climb in the tower for 5 euros without saying more I hesitated fortunately I went to climb by small stairs in Super narrow stone and we can play the Bell! there is a repertoire for some tunes it's really nice the view from above is nice to do
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  • the church is very beautiful out side and in side the acturtacture good great for five minutes time out the grounds a very clean and flowers are well looked after would recommend a visit ,.  more »
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