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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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“monastic site” (27 reviews)
Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This fabulous monastery ruin is well worth going out of your way for. It is not far from Shannon River Bridge which is also worth the trip. The monastery is a large community of mostly ruins that display what it might have looked like when...More

Thank sdlhgt
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by Clonmacnoise on our way from Dublin to Galway. The bit of drive off the highway was well worth the visit. The site is located next to River Shannon with rolling hills (and plenty of cows grazing on those hills) and has beautiful...More

Thank ravelshark
Reviewed 3 days ago

I know Clonmacnoise since I was 7 years old, though visits since have been rare. So the OPW have taken over access at €8 per adult. I am normally a great fan of the OPW at sites such as Glenveigh, the Swiss Cottage or St...More

Thank goateegc
Reviewed 3 days ago

The site is absolutely gorgeous, so it's worth stopping by even if you don't stay long. However the visitor center offers quite a lot of information for more interested visitors.

Thank pinkie_elfrieda
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Clonmacnoise is well worth it. The whole experience was calm and tranquil, the site is on the banks of the River Shannon and the site is large enough to absorb many visitors without seeming to be crowded. The remains of the buildings...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the way to Athlone and on the road we saw a sign for Clonmacnoise and decided to call and see it.I am not really into this sort of ancient stuff but was nice and we spent a very relaxing hour walking around...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is slightly off the beaten path, but well worth driving the back roads of Ireland to get to. There are some fantastic views, and the historic value of these ruins is amazing. Well worth a stop for some adventure and great photos. The...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and high crosses here are amazing. The museum has a short film strip and then fascinating exhibits about the site and how the high crosses were created using rudimentary tools. Lovely setting, beautiful scenery by the River Shannon. The crowd is hushed and...More

Thank nadine695
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place and central to some of Ireland's exciting history. The guided tours are very knowledgeable as is the museum. The history in this place is quite incredible and to see the buildings still standing is a testament to there integrity. Plus the pope...More

Thank 303lanceh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The remains of the monastery are easily reached by a slight drive off the motorway from Galway to Dublin. The remains offer an astounding peek at this vast compound, situated on a hill and close to the river. The surrounding graveyard wirh its tall Cdltic...More

Thank JavaMama58
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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?