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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Clonmacnoise

You must go by boat. I had been once before by road; the effect is not nearly as impressive. Coming into view of Clonmacnoise by boat is awe inspiring.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Clonmacnoise as we had some time to fill on our way to the airport that evening. It was a nice stop, had the opportunity to lunch and walk around a bit. But there shouldn't be an entrance fee as there really wasn't too much to see. The food and drinks there were nice though. We passed a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You must go by boat. I had been once before by road; the effect is not nearly as impressive. Coming into view of Clonmacnoise by boat is awe inspiring.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is probably one of the best sites in Ireland to visit if you are into Early Irish Christian art and architecture. The setting is beautiful and the museum is good. There is a movement to take high crosses out of their original settings and place them indoors and out of the elements. Good for preservation, but detracts from the... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful grounds on picturesque site, nice video story. First stop on our tour of Ireland and a great way to start.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Dating back to the 6th century, Clonmacnoise is one of the most important extant monasteries from early Irish monasticism. The visitor centre boasts some of the finest examples of high crosses in Ireland and offers an informative video relating the history of the location. This really is a beautiful location, steeped in history and immaculately maintained, but the entrance fee... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Expensive to get in to, very small and information plaques hard to read, graveyard very interesting and spectacular views, interesting presentation in 5 languages

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Raunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The visitors centre is small but carefully designed to inform and display the high crosses and other stones that have been brought inside for protection. Outside are the remnants of the monastery, castle and other buildings, alongside the river Shannon. A wonderful panoramic position. Very uplifting if the crowds are not too big!

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped here while driving about looking for our family roots (Keena, Keenan, and McGuinness clan). We were having little luck with it. Entered the visitor center and happened to mention our family came from the area. The gal there knew both the Keenan and McGuinness clans that were still in the area. In addition she took us out into... More 

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Despite the grey sky and drizzle we enjoyed our visit. The setting by the Shannon is very peaceful and serene. The video introduction was well presented and about the right length and informative without being boring. The inside displays were well set out and again had the right amount of information without going into too much detail. The whole site... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Several church ruins and high crosses, including an scripture cross, two round towers. My wife very much liked the sight, I felt it was a lacking something- I can't explain that but after seeing places like Ross Friary this just seemed a little less. It might be because there were more people around and that took away from some of... More 

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