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Clonmacnoise

Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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