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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Visited last week with family, really a very interesting place to see, so educational for both young and old, Amazing views all round. Coffee shop had picnic tables so you could seat outside and enjoy. Very interesting film to watch upon entering, but check for the version in English, as it tells the story in all different languages at various... More

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Mocksville, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great view of a early monastery, and history on the local area. The information on the Celtic Crosses is outstanding.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place, the visitor centre is well organised and has wonderful Celtic crosses.The site itself is atmospheric,wonderful views across the Shannon and a pleasure to walk around.

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Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited today with family. Very busy especially for parking. Very interesting film at beginning. However theatre is very full when tours in so be prepared to stand. Better to go into coffee shop while tours being guided as it is quiet and easier to get served. When finished in coffee shop tours are finished giving you time to browse. Seems... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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205 reviews 205 reviews
155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well preserved ruins of this early monastic settlement - typical of Ireland in an earlier perod. Great scenery on the banks of the River Shannon. You can feel something special here. We visited en route from Dublin to Galway.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Rich history and it is not of the most touristy place that one would go. It is difficult to describe the feeling in words and all I can say is " Breathtaking views"

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Clonmacnoise was my favorite stop in our two week visit to Ireland. There was something profound about standing in the ruins of this magnificent monastic settlement and imagining how it was 1500 years ago. It is incredible to realize what those walls and buildings withstood, the number of times there were attacks, destruction and rebuilding. The round towers are fascinating... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Clonmacnoise was founded in the 6th Century as a monastery. It grew to be one of the biggest settlements in Ireland before it faded into obscurity. The site is spectacular, looking down on the Shannon, Ireland's biggest and longest river. There are lots of ruins - seven churches and two round towers. You can also one of the best 10th... More

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Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed in Athlone and took a day tour here. In fact we stayed in the town, just to see Clonmacnoise. The day was rainy, cool, and windy, but the weather didn't detract from the quiet beauty of this ancient monastic place, that stands above the Shannon River. The place speaks to the bold energy of past Christian civilizations who... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This ancient attraction is worth the stop. I was shocked that we could walk around this site and people we climbing all around the ruins. The video is outdated but the history is so interesting. It was founded in the 6th century! I would have liked to take a guided tour but were not in time for one. The photos... More

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