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Self-Guided Day Trip of Inishbofin Island and Connemara Coast from Galway
"Hop on the bus in the morning and depart central Galway city to Cleggan. Traveling through Connemara through Oughterard village then past the famous Quiet Man Bridge through Connemara's capital Clifden and on to the fishing village of Cleggan to catch the ferry at the pier.Then arrive in Cleggan and explore the village before making your way to the ferry and discovering the island time capsule that is Inishbofin. Punctuated by historical sites wild rugged landscapes the geology and natural history of the region are in a class of its own. Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles (11 km) off Galway’s north-west coast. The island is five by three miles (4.8 km) long and the main activities on the island farming and fishing. There are five villages: West Quarter
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Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare
"Mizen Head tour starts in Killarney town. At the first stage we will drive through Killarney National Park visiting Torc Waterfall a beautiful place created by nature hidden in always green very dense medival forest. Heading along the N71 we reach Ladies View first place at our tour with spectacular view at the lakes of Killarney National Park.Driving away through Moll's Gap towards Kenmare town one of most cute place in Ireland. Druid's stone circle (circa 3000 years old) and Cromwell's bridge (circa 1000 years old) are waiting for you in Kenmare. Town itself as well specially on Wednesday which is fair market day
From EUR56.00
 
Ring of Beara Day Tour from Killarney
"​Tour starts in Kenmare town County Kerry. The only town at Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara. Heading south N71 towards Bonane village visiting little family run chocolate factory and Bonane Heritage Park. Driving through Caha Pass (rock tunnel) to Glenga home of many exotic trees and plants. Local people say that little derreenies are living there. From Lauragh village via R571 along the coast passing most colorful villages Ardgroom Eyeries and Allihies. Those villages seem to compit about amount of colors no more places like these. Pink red blue yellow houses in all shades. Then trip to Lambs Head via R572 and the top of Beara Peninsula to Cable Car station to Dursey Island. Next driving back along the coast on the southern side of Beara we reach Castletownbere town. Nice
From EUR56.00

More Things to Do in Clonmacnoise

The Cross of the Scriptures

This is one of the best preserved and most beautifull High Crosses of Ireland: The "Cross of the Scriptures" and the one you see here in my picture is just a replica of the real cross that was taken...
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globetrott
Feb 15, 2015

The monastery

The monastery of Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St. Ciarán. Clonmacnoice had a special strategic location on the river that helped it to become a major centre of religion, but also of trade and...
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Feb 15, 2015

The West Offaly Railway Bog Tour

When you travel through Ireland you will see heaps of peat in the fields and in front of the houses, because this is the ordinary way that most people in Ireland are still heating their appartments...
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Feb 15, 2015

Clonfert - just a few kms from Monasterboice

Clonfert is nowadays just a tiny hamlet close to the ruins of Clonmacnoise. You will find it between Ballinasloe and Portumna. The only place of interest for tourists is this lovely church : Saint...
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globetrott
Feb 15, 2015

Round Tower

Near the visitors’ center and museum is a large round tower, built in 1124 by Turlough O’Connor and O’Malone (successor of St. Ciaran). It was struck by lightning in 1135 and the present top is of a...
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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

Going back in time

I stopped at Clonmacnoise during my kayaking trip from Athlone to Limerick. Approaching Clonmacnoise from the river is an unforgetful experience. You can imagine the place as it was a thousand years...
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pedroinlondon
Sep 18, 2007
 
 
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round tower

pictured is the the roofless round tower at clonmacnoise. this tower is 62 ft high. during viking raids the monks would climb wooden ladders to the top of the tower. they would then pull up the...
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doug48
Jun 30, 2007

Peace and Tranquility

This is a beautifully serene and tranquil historical site along the banks of the river Shannon in Co. Offaly. Anyone with an interest in the history of our little country would be advised to take the...
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sammijo
Jan 15, 2007

Museum at Clonmacnoise

The museum at Clonmacnoise shows information about high crosses, about the early monastic life, and you’ll see there some original high crosses and grave slabs of this site.There’s an audio-visual...
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himalia11
Sep 26, 2004

Monasteric site Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise is one of the oldest monastic sites in Ireland and was founded by St Ciaran in 548-549. You’ll find here several old churches, a round tower, and lots of grave slabs and high crosses. All...
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himalia11
Sep 26, 2004

CLONMACNOISE & WEST OFFALY RAILWAY....

A UNIQUE RAIL JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY IN ANCIENT BOGLAND....Journey to the heart of BLACKWATER BOG in Co OFFALY. Travel by rail for 9 kms. in a specially designed rail coach......Learn about the past,...
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eden_teuling
Oct 22, 2003

Crosses in cemetary

There are so many crosses in the cemetary all of different shapes and sizes. The decor of the crosses are also all different which makes for excellent photography.
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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

Cemetary

There is a huge cemetary with many different crosses to be seen here all dating back to 10th - 13th century.
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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

The Cross of the Scriptures (c.900 AD).

The Cross of the Scriptures (c.900 AD), this photo is of the original one that is on display at the visitor centre.
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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

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"Some great ruins along the Shannon"
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"Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site"
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