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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
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Free with OPW card, bring your camera!

Returned here after 3 years away and the place hasn't changed much. The castle (which was accessible before - though quite unsafe looking) has been closed off from public access... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Returned here after 3 years away and the place hasn't changed much. The castle (which was accessible before - though quite unsafe looking) has been closed off from public access by a fence (good thing too!). Otherwise, the location remains free if you have an OPW card, and has upgraded the movies about the location into multiple languages - making... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A remarkable history of Irish Christianity, Great visitor centre at a very reasonable price, Its amazing that so much has survived after all these years.

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Wicklow
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Very well maintained and priced . Your visitors center is excellent. The visual display is very informative. Maybe the place could do with a few more information boards/plagues like you have in Trim Castle .

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There is something remarkable about this place. It has been a sacred site for hundreds of years and there is something very special in the atmosphere. The new (to me) visitor centre is very well done, full of excellent information and on the outside it blends tastefully with the ancient monastic buildings. The site itself is a privilege to visit... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This monastic stop reveals some of the trials and tribulations of early Irish religion. Take in the free film and wander through the facility then go outside and walk through the grounds and read the inscriptions on the crosses and tombstones. Bring your camera.

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Tullamore, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Clonmacnoise is one of the must see sites in Ireland. Even on a busy summers day when there are lots of tourists milling about it has a special peaceful feeling. The admission price is €6 but it is worth it. The visitors centre has many informative audio visual interactions to explain the great history of the site. We have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very interesting place with so much old Irish history, great for kids as while their playing on the hills and climbing walls and stuff they're being thought about the history of the place without realising it. The cafe looks nice but we didn't use it as we had a packed lunch. A must do really, 2-3 hours will cover... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well worth a trip to see this site. The high crosses are gorgeous, as are the well-preserved structures. The museum and video are instructive and celebratory. I've been to Glendalough a number of times and worried that Clonmacnoise would be a repeat experience. The two places are very different, each well-worth the time and trouble it might take to get... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went to the ruins not givng it much thought,just another ruin Cromwell knocked about a bit.We looked inside and had a film show explaining the founding of the monastery.Then we were greeted by a guide who took us slowly around the site,explaining the important north,east,southern and western crosses.The tour was to last 30 mins.Then he asked if the group... More 

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Dijon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a fantastic set of ruins of the sort that would have absolutely blown me away when I was younger and had never been to Europe. Still, jaded though I may now be, it was impressive, and the quiet setting and peaceful nature of the place make it really special. Looking out at the water, you can easily imagine... More 

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