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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
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Very special place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Europe and Ireland are so full of ruins its hard to get me excited about them anymore. i had never heard of Clonmacnoise before getting to Ireland, but heard about it and decided to visit. Was well worth it. one of the old religious centers in ireland. setting on a lake. has small museum, shop and cafe. you can have... More 

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Central Poland, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you like to get away from the modern world and look into deepest past you should go there. There are probably yet more questions than answers about this place. It is necessary to watch the video they are showing before you go outside the building to see it in reality. Plenty of space for imagination, plenty of opportunities for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful old monastic settlement from the 10th century that has been carefully restored with museum and visitors centre (Clonmacnoise Visitors Centre) on the banks of the River Shannon.

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