Spiritual isn't normally a word I use but this place did give rise to that feeling. Clonmacnoise is a collection of ruins of churches and the like surrounded by a cemetery with some amazing Celtic crosses. St Ciaran started the complex 1,500 years ago and it's history ebbed and flowed over the centuries. Take time to wander through the ruins... 更多
Nothing will knock your socks off here. I hate having to pay at these sites, they are less spectacular than the free sites. That having been said the high crosses were exceptional. If you are into "Celtic" crosses, this is your stop. If you are a ruin hunter type that like throwin on the wellies and climbing about, skip it.
An ancient (build in the year 500) castle that is really worth the visit. We stopped off while boating on the Shannon. The first thing we did was to watch the 30min movie which is in multiple languages. We then walked around the ruins. The movie and small museum explain it all and the ruins are stunning.
We set out from Dublin early on April 20th on our way to Galway and decided to find Clonmacnoise along the way. We were all glad that we did. Having not read too much about the ruins at Clonmacnoise we didn't really know what to expect, but there was a feel to the place that really resonated with all four... 更多
I had been there some years ago but went again. It was lovely. I got more out of it this time. Its a very interesting place and museum is very good. Half a day is enough for Clonmacnoise. There is a similar sight at Kilmacdough near Gort that is interesting also but has no museum or visitor centre.
We drove here on our way to Galway, it is near Athlone but a little out of the way. It is an old monastery ruin and there is a worthwhile tour after a movie regarding the history. The location is lovely and the people are very enthusiastic. It is a good stop if you are in the area .Dress warmly... 更多