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Monasterboice Monastic Site

1 Off the N, Ireland
+353 42 983 7070
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“high crosses” (73 reviews)
“round tower” (53 reviews)
“celtic crosses” (23 reviews)
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1 Off the N, Ireland
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+353 42 983 7070
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"high crosses"
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"round tower"
in 53 reviews
"celtic crosses"
in 23 reviews
"break ins"
in 4 reviews
"early christian"
in 3 reviews
"free of charge"
in 3 reviews
"small donation"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"quiet place"
in 2 reviews
"in excellent condition"
in 2 reviews
"spiritual place"
in 2 reviews
"historic ruins"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
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"steeped in history"
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"carved stone"
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"bible stories"
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"religious significance"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to see a round tower/monastic site in Ireland and don't have time for some of the bigger and more crowded sites (Glendalough, Clonmacnoise, etc.), then I would definitely recommend making a stop here. In our case, we were going from Newgrange to...More

Thank Jason G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to see this old monastic site with three old crosses and a round tower. There is good information on the display boards and you can get a laminated leaflet giving further details. Payment of a small donation is optional

Thank Bernie S
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We were travelling from Donegal back to Dublin when we saw signs for Monasterboice and decided to take a quick detour....what a good decision. I'd wanted to visit for ages so this was perfect timing. Monasterboice has so many interesting features to check out, but...More

Thank AlanMerrins
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This ruined monastic site contains a round tower and several well preserved high crosses. You will immediately recognize that many more modern Celtic crosses are based on the ones found here. Monasterboice is not a far drive from Newgrange, so you can easily add it...More

Thank Wfhound
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Monasterboice is an ancient Irish cemetery with many wonderfully preserved Irish stone crosses. The tower and other ancient buildings on the grounds add to the mysterious ambiance of the site. Because it is still an active cemetery, proper reverence should be shown. The bucolic setting...More

Thank 673jaya
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Monasterboice Monastic site are ruins of an old monastic place, where you can see an amazing celtic cemetery. If you like this type of places and the history of Ireland, it is a fantastic place to visit, where you can walk, see the very nice...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The tower and high crosses are just a wonder to behold. They're absolutely beautiful and the rest of the site itself is a touching experience. I always get emotional around grave sites myself but even just admiring the love and beauty that goes into the...More

Thank Erica P
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Definitely worth stopping here as you tour this beautiful area. The stone crosses are huge, and the Tower is remarkable. Recommend you use a Guide to get the most out of the area. Recommend Derek Smith of Beautiful Meath Tours highly.

Thank skagittraveller
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Its a very interesting historic site that suffers greatly from the last of a guide who might attend at a specific time. Otherwise it is interesting and lovely place to spend a little time but its a niche place for those into old graveyards, Celtic...More

Thank kevin w
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The crosses are worth the trip, some as old as 1500 years. The view from the grounds is picturesque. I noticed there were some more recent tombstones as well. The history is compelling. There were some informational signs to help you understand the meaning of...More

1  Thank treble3
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