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Clonmacnoise Monastic Site

Early Christian monastery founded by Saint Ciáran in the 6th century and practically in decline since the 12th century. It is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, and contains the remains of seven temples between the 10th and 17th centuries, a circular tower and three Celtic crosses.

The Cross of the Scriptures stands out, one of the most important High Crosses in Ireland. The temple of Ciaran, in which tradition affirms that it is the tomb of this saint, and that it has been a pilgrimage goal for 1500 years, is also worthy to be visited.

  • Address
    Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, N37 V292, Ireland
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 10:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 in Summer time)
  • What to see
    Early Christian Monastic complex, a tower, seven churches and three Celtic crosses


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