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St. Anne’s Church


St. Anne’s Church

2 Church Street, Shandon, Cork

Built in 1722, St. Anne’s Church is one of few 18th-century churches to still have its original bells. Visitors play the bells by pulling ropes to their own tunes or by following a music playbook. Those who ascend the church tower’s 132 steps will get a 360-degree view of the city.


November to February: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March to May and October: Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June to September: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bank Holidays on Mondays follows Sunday hours.

Things to Know

All visitors are given ear protection. If a family member is sensitive to noise, this might not be suitable, as the bells are loud, especially in the tower. Also, the stairwell to the tower is very narrow near the top and may be difficult for some to ascend and descend.


Street parking is available.

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