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Monasterboice Monastic Site

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Monasterboice Monastic Site

300 Reviews
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It took us a while to find Monasterboice as our GPS did not list it. We had to consult the map that came with our rental car and then try to follow the signs. It was on our list of things to see so we were determined and were very happy when we finally found it. We arrived on
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Open daylight hours, Free. Named after St Buite, a disciple of Patrick. Car parking and toilets. Founded in the late 5th century and superseded by Mellifont later. Monasterboice is most famous for its spectacular high crosses. Inside the ruins stands the impressive Muiredach's
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This site was part of my tour ( through “Royal Historical Tours”) Ian, our tour guide, gave us an amazing history lesson. The site is small and without a tour guide would just be another graveyard. I suggest it would be best visited with a tour guide the history is incredible.
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If you haven't seen too many cemetaries in Ireland, then this might be worth the time to take this side trip. Very interesting but a very small cemetary. Lots of signs about active thieves in the area but we had no issues - but we were the only people there at the time.
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Fascinating history and worth a visit. Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour. Truthfully, I had never heard of it before but I was very pleasantly surprised. It would be helpful to get a tour guide or guided tour.
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