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Clonmacnoise Abbey

Dublin & the East of Ireland, Ireland

Drive the beautiful route to Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site founded by St. CiarĂ¡n in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon.

The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe. The original high crosses and a selection of grave slabs are on display in the visitor center. The long and varied history of Clonmacnoise is recounted in an audiovisual presentation shown in the visitor center. There are also exhibitions that deal with the flora, fauna and landscape of the region.

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