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Monasterboice Monastic Site

off the N1, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Monasterboice and we were impressed. It has a well preserved round tower and great celtic crosses in an interesting old graveyard. Well worth a visit. Entrance is free but please give a donation

Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the gems off the beaten path. The three ancient Celtic crosses definitely provides excellent photo opportunities. Love this site!

Thank Andre W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monasterboice is a gem, if you enjoy old cemeteries dripping with history, like we do. The 2 gentlemen at the entrance could not have been more welcoming and pleasant to chat with and my wife and I spent almost 2 hours walking through the place,...More

Thank Murph6698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have no family connection to Ireland and, so, this was strictly a visit to an interesting historical site. The site is beautiful, Celtic crosses very impressive, and it was an altogether a worthy stop.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Monasterboice with her cousins, looking for ancestral graves, but even if we'd had no connection to the site, I would have found the trip worthwhile. The Celtic crosses, the round tower and the ruins are all interesting. Well worth a...More

Thank kboyken
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monasterboice is a lovely historical graveyard. It has a tall round tower and some ruins and a graveyard that is still being used today for burials. The highlight are the two Celtic high crosses. Beautiful! It was great that I found a tour that could...More

Thank travelsnearandfar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Monasterboice with a group from Glasgow Archaeological Society and we were very privileged to have as our guide to the high crosses professor Roger Stalley, who has written and lectured on this site, and who explained in detail the iconography of the crosses....More

Thank DrMedieval
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to see the quintessential celtic cross in grand scale, this is the place to come. The carvings are very accessible, and the site is free.

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It is hard to put into words the feeling Monasterboice evokes. In its most basic form, this is an old cemetery with a tower and some tall crosses. But, it is so much more. There is history here. You would be likely to spend no...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Beautiful quiet place when we were there. We arrived later in the afternoon and what struck me most was seeing a lady planting some new spring flowers on what I assume from the dates was her husband's burial place, all just meters away from a...More

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Kimberly W
9 April 2017|
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