Houses in the Shandon area
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Shandon (Irish: An Seandún meaning "the old fort") is a district in Cork city noted for The Bells of Shandon, a song celebrating the bells of the Church of St Anne written by Francis Sylvester Mahony under the pen name of "Father Prout".
Shandon was one of 28 settlements in and around ancient Cork, and a medieval church dedicated to St. Mary was built on the site. Although not part of the original Hiberno-Norse settlement of Cork, Shandon is one of the more historic districts of the city, avoiding the fires and floods experienced by the newer developments and older parts of the city.
As of the 2016 census, the Shandon area (including Shandon A and Shandon B electoral divisions) included 3144 residents. Of these, in terms of religion, 50% were Catholic, 16% were other religions, 26% had no religion, and 8% had not stated a religion.
Religious buildings in the area include the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne (a Catholic cathedral known locally as the "North Cathedral"), the Church of St Anne (a Church of Ireland church known as "St Anne's, Shandon"), and Saint Mary's Church (a Catholic church on Popes Quay).
People associated with Shandon
- John Arnott (1814–1898), 1st Baronet Arnott of Woodlands, Shandon
- William Black (1841–1898), Scottish novelist who wrote Shandon Bells in 1883
- Jack Lynch (1917–1999), Taoiseach
- Ignatius O'Brien (1857–1930), 1st Baron Shandon, lawyer, politician
- Jimmy McCarthy (b.1953), songwriter of "The Mad Lady and Me" which mentions "Shandon Bells" in the chorus
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- "Shandon Street – Cork Past & Present". www.corkpastandpresent.ie. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
- "Cork Heritage – Northside Narratives: Shandon Street Heritage Trail". corkheritage.ie. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
- "Shandon Street Festival". ShandonStreetFestival.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "CorkCityCentre.ie - Shandon". Corkcitycentre.ie. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Electoral Division Shandon B
- Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Electoral Division Shandon A
- "Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne - Cathedral Parish, Cork, Ireland". corkcathedral.ie. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
The Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, known locally as the North Cathedral
- "Dominicans, Popes Quay, Cork - St. Mary's Church". dominicanscork.ie. 22 June 2017.
- "Historic buildings in the Shandon area". Cork Past & Present. Cork City Library. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
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