Restoration takes place on the bell tower at the Church of Saint Anne in Shandon, Cork.

One of the oldest churches in Cork city Saint Anne's is easily identifiable with its bell tower, Italianate architecture and distinctive red sandstone and white limestone facade.

Built in 1722 on the site of an older church which had been destroyed in 1690, its eight bells when rung can be heard all over Cork city. The fish shaped weather vane is one of the earliest symbols of Christianity, and also represents salmon fishing in the River Lee.

Today Reverend HB Saltor inspects repairs to the lead sheeting on the top of the bell tower, where workmen have a bird’s eye view of the city.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 June 1962. The footage shown here is mute.