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All reviews high crosses shannon river guided tour video presentation celtic crosses small museum ancient monastery short video visitor center well worth a visit rich history monastic site coffee shop off the beaten path rainy day entrance fee great stop
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clonmacnoise is amazing, and in a spectacular setting. The interpretive centre and video are good although a little old fashioned. There were quite a lot of visitors of a cold January afternoon. I wish, therefore, that there was a possibility of getting a guided tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine H
Reviewed December 2, 2018

One goes back in time as you walk among the remaining walls of this gorgeous ancient monastery. The day was perfect...sunny with a light breeze. It took some driving to get there but worth it. The beauty of the architecture and stone work cannot be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed November 24, 2018

This is what traveling is to me -- the deep sense of history - the ability to touch history and be part of the countryside to reflect on teh depth of time.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Very peaceful and a lovely small museum to explore as well. The film offered in the museum gave a nice history of the area. Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RoadtripMom
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The bus tour we were on made this one of their stops, and I'm glad they did. We had decent weather to be able to walk around this property, take some pictures and read some very old headstones. It was a great look into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Roam814518
Reviewed November 9, 2018

lovely place to visit, full of history and beautiful views of the shannon. The video inside tells the whole story of clonmacnoise.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Brendan C
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This historical area lies on the banks of the River Shannon. It is wonderfully panoramic for taking photographs. You can go down closer to the river if you wish. It was once a hive of activity and very important in Irish history. Our guide, Anthony,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mary-Ann O
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we’ll worth the entry fee, beautifully preserved monastic settlement. A gem in Ireland’s crown

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A beautiful place - eerily spiritual and so moving. Lovely staff. Fantastic views to the river. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank polly518
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is an excellent site for folks interested in history, especially folks interested in the early Christian era and/or the Early Middle Ages in Ireland. I couldn't find a group day trip here from Galway, so I opted to hire a private guide. I'm not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from jdbooth69 | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to take the tour! As per the other comment the site does not open until 10am so really depends on how long you have til your next destination. Even an hour at Clonmacnoise is worth the visit
July 3, 2016|
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Response from texasmum85 | Reviewed this property |
Heather, We had a car. Sans that, I would think there would be local coach tours?
April 22, 2016|
Response from Clair M |
Hi, look up Viking Tours Athlone. A very lovely and informative way to visit Clonmacnois. Hope this helps?