County Cork Sights



St. Anne's Church

St. Anne's Church Review

The church's pepper-pot Shandon steeple, which has a four-sided clock and is topped with a golden, salmon-shaped weather vane, is visible from throughout the city and is the chief reason why St. Anne's is so frequently visited. The Bells of Shandon were immortalized in an atrocious but popular 19th-century ballad of that name. Your reward for climbing the 120-foot-tall tower is the chance to ring the bells, with the assistance of sheet tune cards, out over Cork. Beside the church, Firkin Crane, Cork's 18th-century butter market, houses two small performing spaces. Adjacent is the Shandon Craft Market.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Church St., Shandon, Cork City, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 021/450–5906
  • Cost: Church free, €5 tower
  • Hours: Mar.–May and Oct., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11:30–4:30; June–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 11:30–4:30; Nov.–Feb., Mon.–Sat. 11–3
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  • Location: Cork City
Updated: 04-10-2013

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