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Monasterboice Monastic Site

off the N1, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden behind the trees on a cold, windy day, Monasterboice seemed like a miracle. Subjected to Viking attacks, the round tower (closed to the public) provided refuge and the High crosses provided illumination of bible stories in carved stone. First, Muiredach's cross then farther in...More

Thank Celia O
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fun, accessible place with plenty to see for little ones and plenty to read and inform for older visitors. Beautifully maintained and partly restored site. Parking limited during tourist season.

Thank OLawless
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It was a very cold day and it was a little colder there. But I really liked the sense of peace I felt... some people in the group said they didn't like the cemetery thing however it is a historical place and if you understand...More

Thank FabyAoki
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited on a dreary, rainy day. I think it was perfect, it seemed to accentuate the solemnity of the ruins. There is a high tower and three High Crosses, in addition to an active cemetery. Of interesting note, the “open” field off to the...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on a misty day and could feel the ancient history of this place and its importance. The high crosses are huge and impressive - the carvings on them tell a story. So glad we drove and found this ancient place.

Thank JeevesBertie
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved my visit here. So peaceful and serene. The famous high crosses are well worth a visit, mainly Muirdeachs Cross. Beautifully carved, imposing and soaked in history. The West Cross is stunning too with a 110ft high round tower beside it. The North Cross...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 November 2016

There are three amazing very tall sandstone crosses in the graveyard of this old monastery. The detail on these 10th centuary crosses is still incredibly clear. The tallest cross is about 6 meters high and is one of the tallest in Ireland. The site goes...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a wonderful heritage site. Fantastic displays, so informative, highly recommend a visit here. You will be amazed at the history of the area.

1  Thank Carol N
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place to visit on a good day. Good opportunities for photos if you are interested in historic sights. Good views of high and celtic crosses and high tower with good info boards. Lock your car though....not far to walk, good parking facilities. I would...More

1  Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A wonderful monastic site with impressive ancient high crosses and 11th century round tower. So many treasures in one site.

1  Thank PatOcarson
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Kimberly W
How long would you recommend at this attraction?
9 April 2017|
Response from PatOcarson | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour.