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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Tullamore, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I only live about 40km away, so my wife & I often bring visiting friends here. This time it was January 2014, a bright winter's day. We were the first visitors that day, and sadly there was a funeral, a relative of one of the staff. Out of respect they closed the centre for the duration of the funeral. It... More 

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Hradec Králové, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited during opening, there were no other visitors. There is great atmosphere and really a lot of typical Irish circles (great preserved) :)! Place belongs to OPW. Unfortunately, there was no running water at restroom.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited Clonmacnoise on a damp grey day but somehow this only seemed to add to the atmosphere. The video presentation was informative and explained a lot about the site. You really do feel at peace with yourself standing looking across the Shannon.

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Brooklyn, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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