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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Great place to stop. Fascinating history, very picturesque. Can't imagine it's much fun in the rain which will sap the magic out of this truly unique place. We were lucky with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to stop. Fascinating history, very picturesque. Can't imagine it's much fun in the rain which will sap the magic out of this truly unique place. We were lucky with the weather which made a difference We spent about 1.5 hours here. Parking was free. We found with a Satnav, could be tricky without. Take a camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were advised to stop by here on our way from Galway to Dublin. Ended up spending at least an hour and could have spent so much longer! Very well presented ancient ruins with lots of information. Well done!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I really enjoyed my day here, it was very interesting and had a good mixture of things to do and see! The information centre was full of history, whilst the outside ancient burial site was well preserved and had beautiful views of the surrounding lake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is in a remote location on the edge of a lake. There are ruins of several churches dating back 1000 years. There is a small visitors centre where you can watch a film about the history of the site. This building also houses two of the high crosses, which are stunning to look at and well presented. The... More 

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cbun08
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I don't know that I would drive out of my way because there are many similar sights in the country however with the river Shannon in the back ground, this is one of the prettiest I saw during my last trip to Ireland. I suggest the guided tour which takes about a half hour and then a stroll on the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were told by our bed and breakfast host to stop by here and it was a good suggestion. I really enjoyed learning about the crossroads of Ireland. This place is rich with history and beautiful photography opportunities!!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are anywhere near here, make sure you visit especially if its a fine day. Apart from the exhibits, it is a really nice place due to the views of the Shannon, round towers & ruins. The explanation of the various was excellent and the significance of the east west Esker Riada cross roads with the Shannon. The volume... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Clonmacnoise is a historical place to understand a little bit more about the start of Christianity in Ireland, and all the struggle that they lived in the process. You can see all the ruins and tombs of the monastery. Also the crosses that are symbolical in Ireland. Such worth it the travel and to walk around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to clonmacnoise once but I wish I went again there are guided tours lasting 1hour 30 minutes ,the tour guide was so well informed about how our ancestors lived on the land and the two round towers the visitors center has alot if visual information that children love and on a nice day it's a beautiful place to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a must for anyone interested in history. There is a video of about 20 minutes in length, which provides plenty of information. We got a guided tour which was very worthwhile. Nice stop on the way from Dublin to Galway, although a little off the beaten track.

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