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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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I don't know that I would drive out of my way because there are many similar sights in the country however with the river Shannon in the back ground, this is one of the prettiest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I don't know that I would drive out of my way because there are many similar sights in the country however with the river Shannon in the back ground, this is one of the prettiest I saw during my last trip to Ireland. I suggest the guided tour which takes about a half hour and then a stroll on the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were told by our bed and breakfast host to stop by here and it was a good suggestion. I really enjoyed learning about the crossroads of Ireland. This place is rich with history and beautiful photography opportunities!!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are anywhere near here, make sure you visit especially if its a fine day. Apart from the exhibits, it is a really nice place due to the views of the Shannon, round towers & ruins. The explanation of the various was excellent and the significance of the east west Esker Riada cross roads with the Shannon. The volume... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Clonmacnoise is a historical place to understand a little bit more about the start of Christianity in Ireland, and all the struggle that they lived in the process. You can see all the ruins and tombs of the monastery. Also the crosses that are symbolical in Ireland. Such worth it the travel and to walk around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to clonmacnoise once but I wish I went again there are guided tours lasting 1hour 30 minutes ,the tour guide was so well informed about how our ancestors lived on the land and the two round towers the visitors center has alot if visual information that children love and on a nice day it's a beautiful place to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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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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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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