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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Shannonbridge, Ireland
Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Always visit Clonmacnoise when visiting family nearby. It is such a beautiful place steeped in history and well worth a visit. The only issue I have is that when I go, I visit my relatives graves in the graveyard there and then take a wander...More

Thank CPO-1401
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this stop may not be directly on your route, it is worth a detour. Founded in 548 Clonmacnoise Abbey represents one of the most significant ancient religious sites in Ireland. The grounds include a nice museum, two round towers, 2 impressive high crosses, cathedral,...More

Thank PJ C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After Dublin I was looking for that part of Ireland that you know from stories and TV.... the rough nature with ruïnes and knights. You'll find that right here! Beautiful stop during a roadtrip between Dublin and Galway. €8.- p.p. entree.

Thank IngeAfrika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we drove from Dublin to Connemara, we stopped by the historic ruins.of the monastery. It was a wonderful few hours of exploring and learning. The information center and video give a lot of information, and the grounds and monastery ruins are beautiful. So glad...More

Thank kimandandee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit: everything about Clonmacnoise is impressive. It probably helps that it was a beautiful sun filled, calm day when we visited. It was very easy to spend several hours here enjoying the history, the ruins, the setting and the overall feeling...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Dublin to the Clonmacnois monastic site. While the weather was blistering cold the visitors center was warm informative helpful and friendly. The impressive High Crosses, the details and developments of this monastic site steeped in heritage were certainly well worth a visit...More

1  Thank tricia1964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a monastery founded in 544. The grounds and preserved ruins are beautiful! There is a museum of ancient crosses inside. You can walk around the buildings and crosses which are outside. We found this visit well-worth the time needed to see it, which...More

1  Thank Ann K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My B&B landlord recommended I go to Clonmacnoise as there are some of the oldest crosses there. It was so moving to view the ruins and different grave markers. The history and artifacts found were so very interesting. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Bettyanne M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with a group. We took a guided tour with a gentleman from the site. He was very good - lots of interesting stories and history. It is all outside so not good for a rainy day. We had to rush, then cut short,...More

1  Thank Suzy R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

One of Ireland's most important monastic sites founded by St. Ciaran in the 6th century. Beautiful setting along the Shannon River that was once a center of learning and Irish metalsmithing. For centuries, Irish rulers and nobles believed that burial within Clonmacnoise would guarantee entrance...More

2  Thank Tullamoretraveller
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4 July 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?
23 April 2016|
Response from Clair M |
Hi, look up Viking Tours Athlone. A very lovely and informative way to visit Clonmacnois. Hope this helps?