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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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A beautiful setting for this Monastic Site made our visit even more special. Very interesting and lots to see and discover. Coffee shop and well stocked gift shop too. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tralee, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Clonmacnoise recently. I happened to be in the area and diverted to see what it had to offer. I read some TripAdvisor reviews en route and a few had mentioned to go early or later in the day to avoid the coach tours. As I'm from Kerry I'm used to coach tours so I didn't take any notice... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting for this Monastic Site made our visit even more special. Very interesting and lots to see and discover. Coffee shop and well stocked gift shop too. Our guide was JOY and she was excellent. The weather was fine and sunny when we visited.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was such a good place to visit back in Sep 2010 Has to be a must see if you go to Ireland. Would I go again oh Yeah I definitely would. great history and culture

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to stop and explore an old church with Celtic ruins. Lots of photo opportunities here. This historic ruin is right on the River Shannon.

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Thurles, co. Tipperary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I liked the setting. It is a little on the expensive side but I would recommend you buy a family heritage card and use it wisely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this heritage site today. Bring a brolly and jacket as there is a large outdoor site to view. Irish weather can change every 15 mins. It's resonably priced. Indoors there is a very good audio visual show. Plenty of historical info. And you can get up close and personal with the large Celtic crosses which are on display... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the site (ruins now) of an old monastic settlement from around 550 AD created by St. Ciaran, near the Shannon river. There are remains of several churches, buildings, a tower, celtic crosses and gravestones. A great photo-op with lots of history and classically Irish.

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Tullow, Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had visited Clonmacnoise over 20 years ago and had completely forgotten just what a wonderfully beautiful and spiritual place it was. The visit this time was as part of a tour to the mid-lands which I had organised for a group from my church. No-one else had been before and they were all very impressed. Our guide was great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If traveling between Dublin and the west I highly recommend a stop. Really recommend early or late stop to beat the tour buses - like all great attractions in Ireland.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

An amazing site set in a most pastoral setting. The site was founded in 548 by the son of a master craftsman. Clonmacnoise was a major center of religion, learning, trade, craftsmanship and political influence. Ancient sandstone carved crosses are on display. Numerous grave sites and a round tower are on the site.

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

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