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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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Dublin, Ireland
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177 reviews 177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There is free parking in the grounds of this site, a coffee-shop in the grounds, and a small souvenir shop a few yards away. We made our own way around the site. My last recollection of Clonmacnoise was on a primary school tour in the late 60’s and I absolutely hated it. However all that changed yesterday due to the... More

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I love history and this is the place to be if you want to satisfy your history thirst. Our tour guide was lovely, but a little long winded for me. She didn't seem to mind if we drifted away though. It was a beautiful day when we went so the views of the Shannon and surrounding countryside were part of... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Though not the easiest place to find, we found it well worth the effort. The architecture is impressive, especially the high crosses on display in the Visitors Center. Wondering around the grounds along the banks of the River Shannon encourages one to reflect on the history of the monastery and of the people of the region.

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Milton
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126 reviews 126 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Incredible old world architecture on these tranquil hallowed grounds. There are several impressive carved stone crosses both outside and some preserved inside the visitors center.

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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was home in Ireland on a visit this past June and decided to visit Clonmacnoise , a place I had visited many times as a youth, I was so excited to see it again. However on arrival there I realized I really had to use a washroom/facilities. When I asked your young lady at the desk where they were... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

At €6 pp we felt this attraction was well worth a visit. Full of history in a tranquil setting you could easily spend a couple of hours roaming around while learning the history of the site. The whispering doorway was worth the visit in itself.

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Libertyville
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Twenty years ago this was a cemetery sitting in the middle of nowhere. Now it has a staff of helpful guides and a very good visitor center. Worth going a bit out of the way.

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Long Valley, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This site amazes you with it's heritage and history yet it give you a sense of calmness. I was apprehensive as I had heard about the bus loads of tourist that come here but we did luck out. It was a beautiful sunny day and there must have been only 30 people in the whole place. It is quite large... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a site of the ruins of a number of monastery's and churches dating back over 1400 years. There is a short video at the start and then a guide takes you through the history of the site.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I like this place for its rich heritage n spiritual overtones. To imagine walking where others have walked, fought, loved n prayed since the mid-6th century is humbling. It's on the River Shannon... I appreciate the short introductory video of the area's history n people, the display of artifacts but... most of all, I find that to wander among the... More

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