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Address: Shannonbridge, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 905 74195
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Ireland's West Coast: 3-Day Drive to Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara
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Spiritual beauty

Visited in a group and had an English speaking guide who gave a good, interesting outline of the history of Clonmacnoise, pointed out various architectural details, as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in a group and had an English speaking guide who gave a good, interesting outline of the history of Clonmacnoise, pointed out various architectural details, as well as related anecdotes - spiritual and otherwise. The video backed up information proided by the guide. The adjoining shop had interesting books and souvenirs. A lovely spot on the river Shannon, amidst... More 

Thank BrigitteAttard
Puerto Rico
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This county is a little one, however when I visited the ruins of a monastery in Clonmacnoise it was a real blast!!!! The area is good for walk, for landscape, for history, museum I mean all in one!!! Specifically we had a conversation with revd John and he demonstrated all the Irish history in a drama manner (really funny)

Thank Myrna5pr
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful visit at this lovely spot. Our guide, Anthony was great! He made it interesting even for people not so caught up with history. For those of us who are, it was doubly wonderful! It is a great stop!

Thank cmoll
St Petersburg, Fla
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read about these ruins it was a must see on this trip. Well worth the stop with a fun drive down the lanes dodging oncoming cars. Tour bus has to be a challenge The Celtic Crosses all seemed to come here, never saw so many. Some are as old as sixth century so a real feeling of history. With... More 

Thank Eugene H
Galway, Ireland
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area so we decided to visit this beautiful peaceful place.There is not a lot of car parking places but we were lucky that one came available.We paid €7 each and it was well worth it. The guy on the ticket desk was very pleasant and informed us that we were just time for the video presentation,which... More 

Thank RubyRex
High Point, North Carolina
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is a great place to stop when traveling between Galway and Dublin. Allow time to watch the 20 minute video to get a better understanding of the historical significance. And then take a guided tour. The site isn't very large so is easily walked. Lovely location on the Shannon river. The staff we met were so friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Andrea W
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit did not seem to be worth a €7 ticket, especially with nothing other than a video being offered. However, the grounds were nice and of historical relevance.

Thank TrustfulLove
Ballyconneely, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just before the tour buses started arriving in the morning, so for a brief period there were not many tourists, which made it much easier for us to read about the artifacts inside and take our time without huge crowds. I recommend watching the educational video first, especially if you're not familiar with the site. That way, as... More 

Thank jamieleeplatt
Waterford, Ireland
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159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a different expectation of the site than what I encountered. The OPW have made the site interesting. The old buildings are amazing as are their historical significance. Pity the buildings are not labelled as the site map is difficult to read. The toilets are terrible and need to be cleaned and upgraded. The coffee shop is only fair.... More 

Thank AnnM06022011
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to stop and easy to get to from the motorway. This is our second visit and it is an impressive site that once was the crossroads of Ireland and a community of over 4,000 people. I am so sorry that some people do not get the importance and background of this place. If you stop here; slow... More 

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