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Clonmacnoise

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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Such a beautiful place full of history.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very special place. Even more so when you know the history. Were very lucky and were there under clear blue sky. Another OPW site. Just go.

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Tullamore, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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
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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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79 helpful votes 79 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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
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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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