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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 905 74195
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Look there is not a lot to say about this, it is a very old graveyard with temple ranging back to the 8th century. In it's own way it is quite beautiful. if you are in the area it is worth the drop in, it...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins and graveyard here is outstanding. There is a video presentation at the beginning which is brief enough to keep your interest but long enough to explain the significance of the site. You are free to roam and enjoy the grounds. Our guide was...More

Thank RJN612
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history in this acreage was astounding. To think that I was walking on the same ground that Catholic monks walked on more than 1,500 years ago....mind blown! To think that a Catholic saint (founded by St. Ciarán) started this community in the 600 AD...I...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time to early Christian Ireland and harsh Monastic life many centuries ago. Sited on the banks of the Shannon. It also boasts a fine museum and a nice little café. Our guide was very informative. Tourists were arrive by the coach...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a trek in getting to this place. Old country roads. The car park is small and the spaces could more defined as people were parked askew meaning less space available. It is a busy spot for tourists. The staff in the visitors...More

Thank kerryjayc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the video presentation is very educational & lasts about 15/20 minutes Lovely to see but I think it's a little expensive

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High Celtic crosses, ruined monastery, church ruins, round towers, and an excellent visitor center. All in one beautiful site. This is the place to visit if you have even a passing interest in history - here one sees the influence of Vikings, multiple religious orders,...More

Thank dukemeteo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about two hours here and could have spent far more. Bit of the beaten track but the drive is honestly a lot of fun. The site itself is amazing. Original well preserved high crosses, various religious buildings and shrines, grave sites, a round tower...More

Thank dennis r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clonmacnoise was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. It is out of the way, but we found the roads good all the way there - very manageable even for first-time Ireland drivers like us. The short documentary shown in the media room...More

Thank bbooks17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting historical sight dating from the 6th Century. It is out of the way but surely worth a visit. Heritage Ireland website gives an interesting overview of the sight.

Thank detraveler_7
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HI I have been to Ireland 4 times and the past two times I wanted to see the ruins at Clonmacnoise but couldn't figure out how to do that without a car. Can you enlighten me? Also do you know of any walking trails that go to the site? Thank you, Heather
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?
Can anyone recommend a boat trip to get to Clonmacnoise via the Shannon? Or a bus trip from Athlone? Or have other suggestions as to how to get there? Thanks.
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?