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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Fantastic Place - take your time and absorb the story

a little pricey but good value if spend a couple of hours there. very atmospheric. Go in fine weather or bring a raincoat as lots outside to see. we'd a cool showery/sunny day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

a little pricey but good value if spend a couple of hours there. very atmospheric. Go in fine weather or bring a raincoat as lots outside to see. we'd a cool showery/sunny day and was perfect.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Even with the hustle and bustle of tourist groups, this place still manages to remain tranquil. The main crosses in the grounds have been replaced with (magnificent) replicas, with the originals on display inside the visitor centre. The location on a gentle rise overlooking the Shannon is really spectacular, providing a stunning backdrop for the ruins and the crosses.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Founded in 548 AD at an site near the River Shannon by St Claran. Monks from throughout Europe came to this monastery to study, pray and share their ideas. Much of the early structures were reduced to ruin over time or by various armies. The exhibits are informative and illustrate the layout of the site. It is a must stop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped at Clonmacnoise while driving from Dublin to Galway. It was a lovely experience. The site itself has a fascinating history and was very well maintained. We were fortunate enough to have nice weather. It's in a beautiful, serene setting on the River Shannon, with cows grazing in a pasture nearby. It was like being in an Irish postcard.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely, peaceful place, even with lots of visitors milling around. Kids fascinated by the whispering arch.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a lovely setting out in the Irish countryside. Seems far off the beaten path, but worth the stop. Watch for the signs from the highway. Winds blow off the river and give it a eerie calm. Wander through the ruins, admire the tall spires and enjoy the lovely museum and it's collection of Celtic crosses.

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Tullamore, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A beautiful place to go if touring for some peace and quiet and fresh air. And drop into Shannonbridge for an Irish coffee afterwards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There are over 600 ruins and buildings at Clonmacnoise, dating back to 600AD. It's a credit to the office of public works as the attraction is well preserved and the displays are excellent. Located along Irelands longest river Shannon makes the setting picturesque against the dramatic grey skies. The staff were extremely helpful and the €7 entry fee was well... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent a few hours here with a friend. The OPW have done a great job preserving the place. It's lovely to walk around and see lots of old gravestones, round towers, stone churches and high crosses. There is also a 20 minute video which gives you the history of the place. Well worth a visit. Very easy to get to... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Historical place but to expensive for what you can actually see and understand. For 7 euros you not even get a brochure or a piece of paper that explains the History or what is each monument. It is similar to Glendalough (although with more things to see) but you can visit Glendalough for free and get more info while visiting.

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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Offaly

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