Welcome to the
Shandon Historic Quarter
Welcome to the Shandon Historic Quarter. The name Shandon stems from the Gaelic "Sean Dún", meaning “Old Fort”. The area has many attractions; the church of Saint Anne’s Shandon, with its famous tower and bells, the North Cathedral Visitor Centre, the Butter Museum, the Dominican church of St Mary and the Firkin Crane. Climb the tower of Shandon and play the bells. The Butter Museum is well worth a visit, giving the history of the Cork’s unique Butter Market and Ireland’s global butter trade. The Firkin Crane is a dance studio where performances are held throughout the year. The Audio Tour will inform you of the many points of interest.