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“A hidden-away gem!”

Monasterboice Monastic Site
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$48.63*
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Ireland's Ancient East Day Trip from Dublin including Boyne Valley
Ranked #5 of 108 things to do in County Louth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

So glad we found this place after we didn't manage to get onto a tour for Newgrange (they already book out at noon!!): it's a small graveyard with the ruins of an old church set in a very idyllic landscape. But the amazing thing are the two enormous Celtic high crosses and the huge round tower! The carvings on the crosses are so clear, you can easily recognize scenes from the bible. One of the crosses is so high that I was barely taller than the base! If you can find it -it ain't easy - you won't regret it!

Thank Sonia M
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our guide brought us here. What an amazing site. There are two amazing Celtic crosses. Our guide was able to explain and show many of the details of the crosses. So we recommend that you get some information of the crosses or hire one of the local guides that were there in s small wood shed when we went there. Our guide said the people in the both were locals and nice so we bought a few cards from there. We recommend that you budget 30-45 minutes. We also saw the signs warning about thieves. Our guide explained to us that the signs are needed because the parking lot is away from the site so some thieves have broken into cars. So bring you valuables with you just like any other tourist place.

Thank Adam080
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lovely place, the tower is very tall. Quite far out but its nice to explore the region of Louth as there are lots of monastic and historical sites in the county, as well as in Meath. There are tons of signs about thieves, our visit to the site was very quick. Shame as it deters people from a nice site.

Thank Hoochio
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

After lunch in Drogheda (The Mariner), we drove to Monasterboice. Well worth the visit. A very quiet place, allowing for some reflection. We were the only visitors there on a weekday afternoon. The high crosses are quite impressive, very well preserved and interesting to study. Since this is still a working burial ground, an interesting mix of headstones, monuments, etc.

Thank Blackdoghill
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very much worth a look. The detail on the crosses is amazing and you can imagine the work involved. This place has ties with other religious places in the area so its worth making a point to see them all. Easy to find and only a short distance from Drogheda. Look for the Monasterboice Inn and you can ask where the the site is.

Thank Chris C
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