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Monasterboice Monastic Site

1 Off the N, Ireland
+353 42 983 7070
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Ireland's Ancient East Day Trip from Dublin including Boyne Valley
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1 Off the N, Ireland
1 Off the N, Ireland
+353 42 983 7070
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth stopping here as you tour this beautiful area. The stone crosses are huge, and the Tower is remarkable. Recommend you use a Guide to get the most out of the area. Recommend Derek Smith of Beautiful Meath Tours highly.

Thank skagittraveller
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Its a very interesting historic site that suffers greatly from the last of a guide who might attend at a specific time. Otherwise it is interesting and lovely place to spend a little time but its a niche place for those into old graveyards, Celtic...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The crosses are worth the trip, some as old as 1500 years. The view from the grounds is picturesque. I noticed there were some more recent tombstones as well. The history is compelling. There were some informational signs to help you understand the meaning of...More

1  Thank treble3
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This historic cemetery has a handful of impressive crosses 800-1500 years old. It also has an impressive old tower with the top blown off. However the monastery no longer exists and they continue to bury people on top of the existing graves as it remains...More

Thank bobakerley
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic churches, crosses and round tower. Make time to visit if you are in the area or nearby. You will not be disappointed.

Thank oxooos
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Monasterboice dates from the late 400's and was important as a place for education until an Abbey was established nearby in 1142. There are 10th century high crosses, one of which at five and a half metres is the tallest in the country. There is...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We incorporated a visit to Monasterboice on the same day as touring Newgrange, Knowth, Old Millifont Abbey, and Old Bridge Estates. We stayed in Drogheda and all of the above are wishing 10-15 minutes of each other. It made for an excellent day of touring....More

Thank mac09
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a no ordinary cemetery in Ireland. It has the tallest and probably the most unique Celtic cross in the world. If you are up to an unusual destination, this is one to visit. The place is free of charge, but there is a...More

Thank Jun B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

this is a most intersting place in that there are two high crosses which are very complete and much better preserved than anything of the kind I have seen in mainland Great Britain. Although missing its conical "cap" the round tower is one of the...More

Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Visiting on a beautiful sunny day after it had closed for the tourist season ... we only ones there and it was totally magical...

Thank Cathy H
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Kimberly W
9 April 2017|
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At least an hour.