Church of St Anne Shandon

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Church of St Anne Shandon: This is one of Irelands most famous Christian landmarks.

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, from all directions, you will see both coloured stone of red/white and such is the affection that Shandon holds in the hearts of the citizens of Cork that they designated both colours to represent the City.

The 8 bells, were made by Rudhalls of Gloucester. They weigh over 6 tons and they first rang out over the city on December 7th 1752 for the marriage of Henry Harding and Catherine Dorman. They were recasted in 1865 and in 1906 they were hung in a fixed position so as to reduce vibration. It was said that when the bells were rung in a swinging position the patients in the local hospital, the North Infirmary Charitable Hospital shook in their beds.

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Opening times (November - March):
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Opening times (April -November):
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Address: Church of St. Anne Shandon, Church Street, Cork City, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 4505906
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