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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Brooklyn, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were really impressed. So many well preserved ruins! Video presentation that gives the history of the place and emphasizes the significance of the location in history was informative and concise and we left feeling like we learned a whole lot and experienced a really special place.

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San Antonio, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Truly enjoyed our visit to this historic site. The video presentation explained the significance of the ruins, and the ongoing importance of the area. Learned a great deal.

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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited Clonmacnoise in the middle of October this year. The day we were there it was overcast, but somehow this just enhanced the atmosphere. Clonmacnoise was founded in the 6th century by St. Ciaran. The round towers and Celtic crosses have stood the test of time and are stunning examples of their time. There is a very peaceful atmosphere... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Earlier this month, I had missed the exit on the M6 for Clonmacnoise, and was a bit disappointed in not seeing this site of high crosses & round towers. When the opportunity recently arose, I & a friend, headed to Clonmacnoise, to view the site. We arrived late afternoon, paid the 4 euro a piece fee, and entered the grounds,... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My sister- in- law and I toured here while our husbands played golf. Lovely, quiet area. We toured the exhibits inside the main building and watched the short movie about the founding of Clonmacnoise. Very informative and well done. Enjoyed seeing the high crosses and the round towers. We pretty much had the place to ourselves, as there were only... More

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful site - the indoor exhibits are well done and the outdoor was really impressive. St. Kevin's Chapel was easy to find; other buildings not quite as easy to identify. Ireland is the land of crosses and Clonmacnoise has a lot of them. Site is walkable. Visit was well worth our time there.

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Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

was in clonmacnoise today arrived here at around 11 o'clock with friends was shown the video presentation which made us aware of the going on of this settlement t our guide john burke was excellent in his way of handling a group of students like us and took time out to explain what was what but the coffee shop was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The last time I visited Clonmacnoise was as a child in the 1970s and my partner had never been there, so the OPW centre and facilities were all new. The entry fee is moderate - we were charged €5 each - and reasonable as there is a good audiovisual presentation and the museum containing the crosses and name marker stones... More

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Morro Bay, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The weather was spectacular, but I think even in less than perfect weather, the vista of these beautiful ruins on the banks of the Shannon would be wondrous. It is not difficult to imagine the excitement and richness of this location, in the center of the country, at the junction of foot and river traffic, a major center for centuries.... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Like most Irish people I was here on a school trip donkey's years ago and left unfulfilled. Staying near Athlone, we gave it another shot and we were amazed by the beauty and tranquility of the place. The fine weather helped enormously! Our sat-nav brought us in the back way and somehow we avoided paying, if indeed they were collecting... More

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