"WHISPERING DOOR" Clonmacnoise Monastery Tip by hevbell

Clonmacnoise Monastery, Ireland: 22 reviews and 40 photos

  the Whispering Door
by hevbell

The gothic style entrance to the cathedral is known as the Whispering Door as a whisper carries from one side of it to the other. Its believed that this enabled lepers to give confession without the priests having to get too close to them. The carvings on the doorway are of St Francis, St Patrick and St Dominic.

Address: Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Co Offaly
Directions: Located about midway between Galway and Dublin, just south of the main road N6 between those two cities. Just south of the town called Athlone.
Phone: +353 905 74195
Website: http://www.heritageireland.ie

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2003
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