- County Offaly
- tel, info: 090 967 4195
- full €5.00, child €2.00
- Jun-Sep 09:00-19:00, Oct-May 10:00-17:00, last admission 45 minutes before closing
Lonely Planet review for Clonmacnoise
Superbly placed overlooking the River Shannon, Clonmacnoise was one of Ireland's most important monastic cities. The site is enclosed in a walled field and contains numerous early churches, high crosses, round towers and graves in astonishingly good condition. The surrounding marshy area is known as the Shannon Callows, home to many wild plants and animals.