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Clonmacnoise

Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Clonmacnoise is a must see! The ruins of the monastery, small churches and Celtic Crosses are wonderful. There is a fee, a short video of the history, a museum and many ruins, Celtic crosses, round towers, and grave stones steeped in history. Plan on spending 2 hours. Also plan on driving a few miles away for lunch in Shannonbridge at... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There is something special about this place. The old church ruins are impressive, as are the high crosses and the museum, but the place has some special feel to it. Perhaps its the magnificent view over the river banks, or Tip: check out the tiny bassin with water that is said to cure warts, its a a strange requisite outdoors.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The ancient Abbey at Clonmacnoise is one of the most famous sites of its kind in Europe. Built by St.Kieran in about 545AD, the abbey grew up in stature to become one of the great monastic cities of early Europe. There are many crosses and towers still standing at the site, and the interpretive centre draws about 100,000 visitors every... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We managed to join the tour, and the guide made it very interesting. The whispering arch works by the way....the only other place I've seen one that works is at Colditz Castle. We walked to the nuns church, also worth the short walk. Well worth the visit....as long as you listen to the guide!

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buenos aires
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The best part are the crosses but it is quite far from other attractions, if you are near by, it is worth the visit if not I wouldn t make too much of a journey to see it. It is essential to join the guided tour otherwise it makes no sense !

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Morwell, Australia
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214 reviews 214 reviews
100 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm glad we had a guided tour of the ruins otherwise it would have meant nothing to walk around. The history of the ruins and our guide was excellent and made the visit.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Story of grounds and condition of ruins are amazing. Wind and rain blew in from the ocean and conditions deteriated quite quickly and then blew out as quick as it came in

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Bad Liebenzell, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The site is very interesting and in really good shape. Don´t visit in August, if possible; really too much people

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whilst it may not be the easiest to get there, the visit to clonmacnoise turned out to be a very enjoyable experience. The pre your video may have been a bit diddly ii but it was very informing and beneficial. The walk around the grounds were a lovely way to spend my afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the interesting and relaxing... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The history is sketchy and generalized, but the stones don't lie. You are looking at monuments which were created over 1000 years ago by early Christians, but tales of disease, invasion and death make this an enigmatic and somber place, and you will not leave there uplifted unless you are a truly devout Christian. One needs to look beyond the... More

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