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Ireland's West Coast: 3-Day Drive to Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara

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Clonmacnoise

A very interesting and historic place to visit. Arrived just in time for the movie about the place, and then the guided tour. The film gave a great account of the sometimes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting and historic place to visit. Arrived just in time for the movie about the place, and then the guided tour. The film gave a great account of the sometimes violent history of Clonmacnoise. The tour guide was excellent, and she had a great strong clear voice, and had a great knowledge. There is a very interesting museum,... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Visitor Centre on the local Early Christian monastic site with video which is shown throughout the day. €7 per adult is a bit steep for what you get. You definitely would want a fine day to enjoy it.

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Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my son. The English tour just stared so we joined that. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The tour took about 35-40 mins so well worth it. We spent a lovely 2 hours there, we had lunch in the cafe, it really is just soup and sandwiches it serves, but the soup was delicious. The museum... More 

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Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were blessed with good weather during our visit. Joined a guided tour which was informative and interesting. The male member of staff on reception was helpful and friendly and pleasant. Had coffee in the coffee shop, the ladies there could do with personality transplants, perhaps they were having a bad day, sour faces and not very welcoming. A bit... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very uncommercialised,unusual for such a well known venue,beautiful setting,nuns chapel most amazing,a lovely recall of now Saint John Paul visit there in 1979,backdrop of beautiful river Shannon adorned with pleasure boats,cows lazing peacefully,yes,most definitely,a must see!

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stepping through the museum you can feel the history of this place. A walk amongst the old tower and the ancient graves next to the Shannon off in the distance is a must for any visitor to Ireland.

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Lees Summit, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area on a hill with significant religious importance. We had a great tour herd and the visitor center was great. It is extremely old and at one time had up to 12 churches on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should plan to see Clonmacnoise on any visit to Ireland, even if only a day trip from Dublin. The fact that some buildings still stand here after attacks by the Vikings, the Normans and the English is a miracle. The original high crosses are inside the visitors center with replicas in their original spot. The center also has a... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read about the Clonmacnoise Cemetery in a book about the History of Ireland. The grounds were very well preserved and of great interest to anyone that is traveling with Irish history in mind.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clonmacnoise is strategically located at the crossroads of the two major travel routes through Ireland in ancient times. Relatively speaking it is a huge site with majestic views overlooking the Shannon River. So many crosses and churches and towers, a must visit site. The facilities and the tour guides need to be upgraded, as this site is too important.

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