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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My B&B landlord recommended I go to Clonmacnoise as there are some of the oldest crosses there. It was so moving to view the ruins and different grave markers. The history and artifacts found were so very interesting. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Bettyanne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a group. We took a guided tour with a gentleman from the site. He was very good - lots of interesting stories and history. It is all outside so not good for a rainy day. We had to rush, then cut short,...More

Thank Suzy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Ireland's most important monastic sites founded by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. Beautiful setting along the Shannon River that was once a center of learning and Irish metalsmithing. For centuries, Irish rulers and nobles believed that burial within Clonmacnoise would guarantee entrance...More

Thank Tullamoretraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ireland's monastic history is truly fascinating.This (along with Glendalough) is one of the best. Founded in the 6th Century by St Ciarin, it includes the usual round tower and high crosses. The second round tower maybe the top of the first. Make sure you walk...More

1  Thank Kellie I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real cool stop as it includes the Popes Shelter and ruins going back to the 500’s. Old churches and many grave markers and Celtic crosses.

Thank GManEagle
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This old monastic settlement from the eighth century is filled with ruined buildings, tombs and high crosses from early Christian and medieval times. We picked up a short tour at the visitor center that provided a lot of useful and interesting information about the site....More

1  Thank hus4154
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We found Clonmacnoise to be one of the most informative and personally meaningful places we visited in Ireland. The site is well preserved, there is an informative film to watch, and the guides are excellent. More importantly, this site has some of the best and...More

1  Thank arthurstewart2
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Clonmacnoise was a perfect stop for us. The manicured sites did not modify the ruins and kept the sense of being in history alive and well. The High Crosses and the entire site and in perfect visitor condition. The Visitor Center is complete with detailed...More

Thank 24thIDTraveller
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Seeing this glorious sight on a sunny October morning was a treat. Such a beautiful location, and so many lovely ruins to explore, well worth the stop - even though we had tour buses and school tours to contend with. The visitor centre was extremely...More

Thank SandJ2011
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We found this a really interesting place to visit. All outdoors and dogs allowed to be with you if on a lead. You can also take a nice walk down to the River Shannon. If you are English Heritage members you don't need to pay...More

Thank Sean M
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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?