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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
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Ireland's West Coast: 3-Day Drive to Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara
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Beautiful historic site, suitable for all the family excellent views of the river Shannon and an excellent display of Celtic Crosses, Round Towers and old churches. A beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorcan C
County Offaly, Ireland
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County Offaly, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic site, suitable for all the family excellent views of the river Shannon and an excellent display of Celtic Crosses, Round Towers and old churches. A beautiful Monastic site.

Thank Lorcan C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived near here for 26 years and never made an effort to see this wonderful place, took me another 20 years before I finally made the effort with my wife and kids. This is a site that you just can't miss. It has lot of history on this spot. It gives you the insight of the Celtic Cross and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon this during our day of travel and well worth the visit. The visitors center has a film of the story of this monastery started by St. Ciarin and houses some gold and ancient celtic crosses. Outdoors you can view the ruins of the monastery and very old graves with Celtic crosses everywhere.

Thank airedaleluva
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ask if there are any bus tours coming in, and if so, can you tag along on the tour .... so much better going with a guide ! On the OPW Heritage card (this card has to be the bargain of the year !). I've been about 4 times, and I learn something new every time ! Special place !

Thank Almostgreynomad
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Clonmacnoise is really a beautiful place in really nice setting. It is recommended to get the short video on the history and significance of the place, then it is self guided for the rest of the tour. There's informations to read in the visitor center before venturing for a visit outdoor. Could benefit from the option of guided tours in... More 

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Guerneville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Clonmacnoise. It was beautiful as well as educational. We watched a short yet worthwhile video. A must see.

Thank NanJo30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I grew up very close to Clonmacnoise but hadn't visited since I was in primary school. The setting of the monastery on the banks of the River Shannon is beautiful. The self-guided tour gives a reasonable idea of the history, although I think a guided tour would have been more informative. Lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank Aisling F
County Louth, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here as we had a few hours free whilst visiting the area. We found it very interesting. The video on the history was very informative and my 4 year old found it easy to understand and interesting. The only downside is that to visit all the buildings we had to push the buggy on grassy hills as there... More 

Thank Emma R
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved Clonmacnoise Monastic Site. Fantastic interpretive centre really adds to the visit with lots of interactive displays and exhibits. The monastery itself is resplendent by the River Shannon with beautiful high crosses and a round tower. The church and other buildings are really impressive and give a pretty interesting picture of what this place must've been like in its... More 

1 Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited the ruins of several abbeys or monasteries throughout our trip to Ireland and this one one of the best, primarily because of its history with the high crosses. We were there on a sunny day and were able to wander about freely to explore, after the good introductory film that we got in the visitor center. We always... More 

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