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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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A lot to explore here. If it's a nice sunny day, allocate 3 hours for this site. The guided tour only covers a small section. The age of these ruins is hard to comprehend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Richard M
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot to explore here. If it's a nice sunny day, allocate 3 hours for this site. The guided tour only covers a small section. The age of these ruins is hard to comprehend.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This out-of-time site on the shores of River Shannon is well worth the visit. The indoor exhibit is very informative, while the ruins are kept in good enough order to allow you to imagine what the place looked like at the peak of its influence. The souvenir shop across from the entrance offers a nice collection of handmade local jewelry... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so thrilled to see so many ruins in one area--a wonderful round tower, ruins of a cathedral and church, old headstones, and our favorite, the nun's church, just a short walk away. It's right on the River Shannon which added a lot to some of the photos. We would have liked to stay longer as there were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny afternoon at end of the October. The site itself is very impressive as it spans a period from the 6th to the 13th century. There is a great sense of peace at this site that stands on the banks of the river Shannon and on what was the main East-West highway in Ireland. This was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited with an 11 year old, on a dark wet day. We enjoyed the Video and the Museum. Walking around the actual site was confusing though as there were no signs or maps showing us what was what. We had brought our own Ireland guide book which helped a bit - but was awkward to manage with umbrellas and... More 

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Hanlontown, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We really enjoyed stopping at Clonmacnoise. The oldest pilgrim's path in Europe leads into this remarkable site. There are the remains of a couple of round towers, a cathedral, and several chapels as well as many old graves. Very peaceful and beautiful. One of the best old sites we visited on our trip. Also, no big crowds or tour buses... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Another abandoned abbey but with a visitor center and a gallery of well informed displays. Large area to walk on the banks of the Shannon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

we stopped here on our way from dublin to galway. signs easy to follow. very few people there, lucky as this site is popular. a lovely sunny day. overlooks a bend in the river shannon. the burial site of the high kings of ireland, which was cool to see having been to the "hill of tara" where they were crowned.... More 

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Rimbey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a very interesting, and well preserved, construction site on the banks of the beautiful Shannon river. There are many buildings, partial towers, and graves sites left by citizens that lived in this area so many years ago. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not something we probably would have chosen but it was on our tour and we loved every minute in this peaceful site.

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