Friday, January 10, 2014

Clonmacnoise, Ireland

Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co Offaly

An Early Christian site founded by St. Ciaran in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches dating back to the 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 graveslabs 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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