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An amazing history of monastic life

Very impressed with our visit. Firstly saw the video to understand the history and buildings then walked the area. A must do if in that area.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dromana, Australia
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Dromana, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressed with our visit. Firstly saw the video to understand the history and buildings then walked the area. A must do if in that area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and interesting monastic site to visit in Ireland. There is 20min film which we watched before we went outside to explore the crosses and monastic ruins. I would highly recommend you watch this as it gives great insight into the development. The site was very busy on the day we went and we found the staff a little... More 

Thank cobtageorge
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely off the beaten path as the country lanes we traveled to get here were windy and narrow. It was well worth the effort to find what is an amazing historical site and is so very well preserved. From the museum inside, to the buildings and cemeteries, there was plenty to see. Be sure to go through the back gate... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views and historical artifacts abound here. Our guide, John, was a gifted guide, not just extremely knowledgeable about the site's history, but able to connect it to the rest of the world, and demonstrate in a lively and engaging way how "Ireland saved civilization". So glad we didn't miss this experience.

Thank genglertNorfolk_VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere of this place is an experience in itself. Could not help contrasting this with past visits to Buchenwald concentration camp where evil seems to pervade and more birds sing. Here is the absolute antithesis and here is a truly uplifting place.

Thank jdboyd
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site site is brought to life right from the start with the little intro programme. Then passing through to the original crosse with full explanation befor going outside to see the whole area.The various chapels cathedrals and the stories around the saints were excellent. Very interesting site.

Thank Graham B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were keen to see this old monastic settlement which was off the main motorway so we had to persist with the maps and directions. All worth it! There are a large cluster of very old stone buildings representing the early monastery and later churches/chapels, a large defensive tower and numerous Celtic crosses. There is a visitors centre which charges... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early to see Clonmacnoise. Arrived at around 11.30 on a sunny March day and had the site almost to ourselves. Very magical and breathtaking! I can recommend but if you want to have it all alone - arrive early!

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A moving experience wandering through the ancient graves, and the new cemetery. See the place where the pope held mass here. So peaceful and take in the wonderful views over the river Shannon. There is a lot to contemplate and reflect on here.

1 Thank trevore415
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem tucked away but so worth a visit. Nuala was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Video intro set the scene well and the small museum really showcased the old stones. Lovely shop, with well priced selection of goods. A brilliant place to spend a sunny afternoon.

Thank Melgar42

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