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clonmacnoise was founded by st. ciaran around 545AD. this monastery thrived from the 7th to the 12th centuries. it was plundered both by the vikings and the anglo-normans. clonmacnoise is at the junction of several medieval trade routes which linked it to all parts of ireland. in the middle ages it was a center of scholarship and piety. many kings of tara and connaught are buried here. in 1979 pope john paul II conducted mass here.
pictured are some of the beautiful crosses and grave stones of clonmacnoise. more travel advice
pictured is an ancient grave slab in the clonmacnoise museum. the museum is located in the clonmacnoise visitor center. more travel advice
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