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Clonmacnoise

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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Ireland's West Coast: 3-Day Drive to Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara
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Fascinating history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful cathedral, looks amazing. Climb the town to see the breath taking views of Prague and beyond. In the castle grounds and a must see.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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County Louth, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and while driving across Ireland from Galway to Dublin we made a stop in County Offaly to see this historical monastic site. It was a bit off the beaten path but well worth seeing. The location has stunning views of the Shannon River and it is quite stunning. This monastic site was founded in... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Growing I remember the pictures of the statutes and craved stones with wonderment ~ the visit to Clonmacnoise returned that sense of awe. I know it is historical, cultural and real but the major emotion I had was one of pride.

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