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Shannonbridge, Ireland
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All reviews high crosses shannon river guided tour celtic crosses video presentation small museum visitor center beautiful setting short video well worth a visit coffee shop monastic site rich history off the beaten path rainy day great stop entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely place to visit, full of history and beautiful views of the shannon. The video inside tells the whole story of clonmacnoise.

Thank Brendan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical area lies on the banks of the River Shannon. It is wonderfully panoramic for taking photographs. You can go down closer to the river if you wish. It was once a hive of activity and very important in Irish history. Our guide, Anthony,...More

Thank Mary-Ann O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we’ll worth the entry fee, beautifully preserved monastic settlement. A gem in Ireland’s crown

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A beautiful place - eerily spiritual and so moving. Lovely staff. Fantastic views to the river. Highly recommended.

Thank polly518
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is an excellent site for folks interested in history, especially folks interested in the early Christian era and/or the Early Middle Ages in Ireland. I couldn't find a group day trip here from Galway, so I opted to hire a private guide. I'm not...More

Thank straea
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Very interesting and informative site, even worth to visit it when it's raining as it adds to the atmosphere.

1  Thank Daria P
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Clonmacnoise is worth spending an hour or so here. The high crosses, round towers and the remnants of the old monastery are ancient and stunning. There is a wonderful AV presentation as well as the actual high crosses inside the “monastic huts”. Take it all...More

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
Reviewed 1 September 2018

My wife and I visited this site and went round it with the tour guide. It's not large but interesting for a short visit. We went to the Café onsite and had a heated quiche and salad, which gave us both upset stomachs that evening,...More

1  Thank JohnM203
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Well, I was here many years ago as a very young child, and all I remember was running around the ruins. This trip was far more inspiring to say the least. Thank you to the lovely lady who was our tour guide, unfortunately I didn't...More

Thank Hagrid99
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Axing place to visit. A must see if you're a tourist. From the ruined to the artifacts and things of huge historical importance collected there over the years. I'd suggest taking the viking boat from athlone as it gives you a sense of what they...More

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19 July 2018|
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Response from jdbooth69 | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to take the tour! As per the other comment the site does not open until 10am so really depends on how long you have til your next destination. Even an hour at Clonmacnoise is worth the visit
3 July 2016|
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Response from texasmum85 | Reviewed this property |
Heather, We had a car. Sans that, I would think there would be local coach tours?
23 April 2016|
Response from Clair M |
Hi, look up Viking Tours Athlone. A very lovely and informative way to visit Clonmacnois. Hope this helps?