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Welcome to Clonmacnoise


Situated in Shannonbridge, west of Dublin in County Offaly, Clonmacnoise is Ireland's most important monastic site. Founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon it includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches (10th-13th century), two round towers and three high crosses. It provides the visitor with a real sense of what monasteries must have been like in their day. The Visitor Centre displays a large collection of grave slabs, hosts numerous exhibitions and provides further interest with an audio-visual show. As this is a very popular attraction, visitors may experience queues during the summer months.

Information & Facts

120 miles (200km) west of Dublin in Shannonbridge, County Offaly.
EUR6 (adult) and EUR2 (child), concessions available.
English, Irish (Gaelic) is spoken in some Western areas.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR). Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are widely accepted.

Opening Times
Daily 10am-5:30pm (November to mid-March), 10am-6pm (mid-March to mid-May, and September to October), 9am-7pm (mid-May to September).
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

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