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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Very interesting visitors centre with informative 20 minute video at start. Lovely to walk around the ruins after taking in all the exhibits - feels like going back in time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visitors centre with informative 20 minute video at start. Lovely to walk around the ruins after taking in all the exhibits - feels like going back in time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Clonmacnoise for the very first time with a work colleague. First of all I never knew just how close the site was to the River Shannon which was wild and windy! The site is exceptional, stepping back into nearly 1500 years of history. There is a very good introduction audio video which lasts for about 20 minutes... More 

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1 Thank StokesCity
Dublin
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland's most important heritage sights. Unfortunately the facilities leave a lot to be desired - filthy toilets are unacceptable in this day and age - shame on you management.

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Berryton, Kansas
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Clonmacnoise 3 times, most recently in June 2015, and it still amazes me. It is such a beautiful, peaceful place! This was my husbands first time here (and to Ireland in general) and he loved it as well. I was glad to be able to share this special place with him!

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1 Thank Tristan_Berends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magical place where history feeds the soul. Awesome scenery and lots to see. Located by a very wide river, very lush and green.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Don't pass up this little gem. Rich with history and beautiful artifacts, including some of Ireland's gorgeous high crosses.

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Gorizia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stopped here after the advice of a friend when on our way to Dublin from Galway. The site is not so far from the high-way, but it's in the middle of the country, so it needs to drive for about 40 minutes in the middle of nowhere to get to it. But it totally worth the deviation. It is... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Actually this is second time I have been there. I don't know why. It is not because I have any Irish roots in my family. Nevertheless this place are still printed in my mind when I visited the place for 10 years ago. Of course it is an essential part of the Irish history and culture placed in the heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Love this place: have been twice over the years and I will go again. The interpretative centre is excellent with lots of info and magnificent high crosses. The ruins are well preserved and the location is great to walk around. The shop was closed when I was last there so I can't comment on that.

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Clearwater, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The high crosses and the remains at the site are excellent. There are 7 churches there - one is still in use. The views, architecture and stories behind the site are truly remarkable. It is an inspiring site. If you go to Ireland to be immersed in her history and culture, then this is a "MUST SEE" site. If you... More 

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