St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
One of Cork's most prominent landmarks this Anglican Church has been a site of worship for over 300 years. In the Tower 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 to experience spectacular views of Cork City and visit the beautiful interior of St. Anne's church.
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4.5
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Yanie P
Indonesia375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
They allow you to play a song using the bell in the tower then you can go up to see the charming Cork from the top after. There are 8 ropes attached to 8 bells, you pull on the ropes and the bells ring. Simple and fun. Very friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Worth a visit when in Cork!
Written 7 April 2020
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Steven O
Cork, Ireland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Being from cork and working abroad has brought many friends here to visit. Everytime we take a trip here to show the views and history of the area and the building itself.The staff here Marissa and Mary are the nicest most welcoming people you will meet and are a credit to Cork City. I highly recommend a visit here for the view and to meet great people! 👌
Written 27 May 2021
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Explorer03
Cibolo, TX279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The church and bell tower was a nice excursion to our trip. We climbed up the tower. The climb up the steps will be a little narrow at times. On the first floor we were able to pull on the cords to play the bells. The had sheets of Christmas songs hanging up telling you what sequence to pull the eight cord to play the song. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed this prior to ascending up to the top of the tower. The view was pretty nice and you can see all of Cork from here. At one point you will negative around a low beam and then up to another stair well. This area is where you can see the bells.

The church itself is quaint and nice. We enjoyed it as a stop on our walk around Cork.
Written 29 December 2022
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Flamingo D
Ohio City, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went to visit here, following a map drawn by a masseuse Niamh, in the Escape Spa and on her recommendaion. We loved every minute of it. Once the steps were climbed(and a little out of breath, due to our vintage), we were met with the most amazing views of the city. Lovely grounds and the bells were amazing. Would highly recommend,
Written 9 May 2022
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL2,195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I absolutely loved my experience here! Climbing to the top of the church and viewing the city on a nice sunny day was so much fun. The staircase is very narrow so it may take some time waiting for others coming from the opposite direction as no more than one person can get through at a time. The inside of the church was nice and very peaceful! I’m glad I made my way to this church!
Written 18 July 2023
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand1,132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A small church which upon initial inspection would be considered outstanding. However, if time is taken to explore in greater depth, the uniqueness of architecture place in local history becomes more apparent.
A lack of apparent enthusiasm to endorse the church’s attributes or welcome visitors did not help with the establishment of initial impressions either.
Probably however, the greatest attraction for most visiting this church, is the unique opportunity of being able to climb the bell tower to survey the city of Cork below and have an opportunity to ring the church’s historic bells on the way up. Music for the soul (or surrounding neighborhood).
Written 1 June 2024
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AvanSwieten
Leiden, The Netherlands76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Very fun and out of the ordinary church visit. Climbing up the small stairs, getting to ring the bells myself (and actually being able to play a tune, thanks to the instructions which are hung up) and having a beautiful view over Cork once you get to the top. In the church below there is a LGBT flag... in church! So progressive and inclusive, I was moved by it.
Written 5 June 2023
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JoeV314159
Chicago, IL156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This Church and tower is an interesting experience from several perspectives. You climb stairs to the level of the bell pulls where you can pull the ropes to play different tunes that ring out over the city. After you ring the bells, a unique opportunity, you get to climb the stairs of the tower. The climb includes passing through the level of the bell mechanism and is topped by an expansive view of the City of Cork. The view of the city enables you to appreciate the historic and economic significance of the city as you look over the old and new neighborhoods. You also get to spend time in the wonderful historic church itself. The experience brings new meaning and life to the wonderful Irish song and poem The Bells of Shandon by Francis Sylvester Mahony
Written 29 October 2023
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nadinedalyfinn
Newbridge12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Quirky fun experience in cork city. Climb the bell tower for a fantastic view of cork city. Pre covid you could ring the bells but unfortunately cant now. Would advise that the stairs do get very steep and narrrow the further up you go and also a funny little climb through part once you get to the bells to continue up the tower to the viewing balcony. We really enjoyed as a quirky fun activity but may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
Written 9 August 2021
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Phil D
Cork, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Was visiting family down in Cork and got a hankering for mass. popped in for a sermon and by god does he know how to work an alter. some people say that the younger priests lack passion and drive. But No this young priest had me hanging on to every word. I would also say that this was the best communion I've had west of Lourdz
Written 7 January 2022
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