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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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Story of grounds and condition of ruins are amazing. Wind and rain blew in from the ocean and conditions deteriated quite quickly and then blew out as quick as it came in

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Bad Liebenzell, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The site is very interesting and in really good shape. Don´t visit in August, if possible; really too much people

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whilst it may not be the easiest to get there, the visit to clonmacnoise turned out to be a very enjoyable experience. The pre your video may have been a bit diddly ii but it was very informing and beneficial. The walk around the grounds were a lovely way to spend my afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the interesting and relaxing... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The history is sketchy and generalized, but the stones don't lie. You are looking at monuments which were created over 1000 years ago by early Christians, but tales of disease, invasion and death make this an enigmatic and somber place, and you will not leave there uplifted unless you are a truly devout Christian. One needs to look beyond the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
34 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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