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Monasterboice Monastic Site

1 Off the N, Ireland
+353 42 983 7070
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Ireland's Ancient East Day Trip from Dublin including Boyne Valley
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1 Off the N, Ireland
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

There are three amazing very tall sandstone crosses in the graveyard of this old monastery. The detail on these 10th centuary crosses is still incredibly clear. The tallest cross is about 6 meters high and is one of the tallest in Ireland. The site goes...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed October 25, 2016

What a wonderful heritage site. Fantastic displays, so informative, highly recommend a visit here. You will be amazed at the history of the area.

1  Thank Carol N
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice place to visit on a good day. Good opportunities for photos if you are interested in historic sights. Good views of high and celtic crosses and high tower with good info boards. Lock your car though....not far to walk, good parking facilities. I would...More

1  Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
Reviewed October 12, 2016

A wonderful monastic site with impressive ancient high crosses and 11th century round tower. So many treasures in one site.

1  Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Celtic crosses from medieval times are the tallest still standing in Ireland. A fascinating glimpse into the efforts of medieval monks to explain Christianity with the challenges of an illiterate populace. That the carving are still visible and recognizable over 1000 years later is...More

Thank Wajere
Reviewed October 8, 2016

A little off the beaten path but well worth it. Here you will find celtic crosses that are over 1,000 years old and a preserved round tower. Very impressive the size and age are stunning.

Thank travelsalot45
Reviewed October 5, 2016

If you are travelling between Dublin and Belfast on the M1, it is well worth making time for a detour just North of the Drogheda turn to visit this impressive Monastic Site. The early Crosses and Tower are excellent and are situated in what is...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This Medieval cemetery is still in use and boasts the oldest known Irish Christian crosses in Ireland. The oldest cross was erected around 943 AD and was used by the monks to instruct the people on the Christian faith. In addition to the crosses there...More

Thank Joe Q
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped here on our first day in Ireland as part of a 10 day tour. Very well maintained site that dates back to the early centuries AD. Nothing survives from the original buildings but there are beautiful Celtic crosses and a round tower built...More

1  Thank Levon M
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

What can I say except a fabulous Sunday lunch with my family. Could not fault it. Staff very attentive and atmosphere super

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