St. Anne's Church in Shandon, Cork

St. Anne's Church in Shandon, Cork (must see)

The Church of St. Anne is located in the Shandon district of Cork city in Ireland, atop a hill overlooking the River Lee. The name Shandon comes from the Irish, Sean Dun, and means Old Fort. Shandon was one of 28 settlements in and around ancient Cork.

The church is famous for its 8 bells due to the famous song 'The Bells of Shandon' by Francis Sylvester Mahony (each bell weighs 6 tons and were created by Rudhall of Gloucester). It is built with two types of stone, red sandstone from the original Shandon castle which stood nearby and limestone taken from the derelict Franciscan Abbey which stood on the North Mall.

As you approach Shandon you will see red and white colored stones from all directions, and such is the affection that the citizens of Cork hold for Shandon that they designated both colors to represent the City.

Why You Should Visit:
The place to go for a great 360 view of the city.
Plus, you can have a nice walk through the emblematic neighborhood of Shandon.

Tip:
Once you make it to the top you may get the chance to ring the bells!
Sight description based on wikipedia

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St. Anne's Church in Shandon on Map

Sight Name: St. Anne's Church in Shandon
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Religious
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