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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.

  • Last visit to Clonmacnoise: May 2007
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    Feb 16, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    such a great irishcross and such a great countryside, I certainly would love to go there as well !


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