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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

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Clonmacnoise

This ancient monastic site is situated on the east side of the river Shannon. It's near Athlone. It dates back to the 6th century AD. At the time it was also the burial place of ancient kings. It has...
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ultchuk
Apr 04, 2011

Clonmacnoise

I saw a programme on Clonmacnoise and knew that it had to be included in our trip. I was not dissappointed even though it was one of our few rainy days in Ireland. This early Christian site was...
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mvtouring
Nov 18, 2010

Clonmacnoise

It was a fantastic experience for me to visit this site. It is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran on the banks of the river Shannon. We watched a short move about the site before entering...
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ChristaV
Oct 12, 2010

Ruins & gravestones

The ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise is situated at the crossroads of Ireland in County Offaly and dates back almost 1,500 years. St. Ciaran, the son of an Ulsterman who had settled in Connaught,...
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jo104
Apr 13, 2010

Ancient crossroads

Clonmacnoise is the preserved ruin of a monastic settlement dating back 1500 years. It was built at the crossroads of major river and road travel. It was a center of trade, learning and burial place...
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donpaul77
Mar 11, 2010

an early christian monastery

Clonmacnoise is one of the most interesting historic sites of Ireland : an early christian monastery, founded by Saint Ciaran in the middle of the 6th century directely at the banks of the river...
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globetrott
Jan 11, 2008

Clonmacnoise

In the heart of Ireland, right in between the two cities Dublin and Galway, you will find one of the most important historical sights in Irish history: the monastery of Clonmacnoise. This area is not...
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Pieter11
Jun 28, 2007

ROUND TOWERS

O'Rourke'sTower at Clonmacnoise, named after the high king of Connaught, Fergal O'Rourke. Its believed the top of the tower was blown apart by lightening. Many monasteries in Ireland built these...
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hevbell
Sep 17, 2006

Clonmacnoise

This monastery was my favourite sight in what we saw in Ireland! It is a huge area with the ruins of a couple of churches, a round tower and many many high crosses and crosses. They have a little...
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tini58de
Sep 16, 2006

Clonmacnoise Part 2

As in all irish places, full of history and religion, at Clonmacnoise there is also a Round Tower. But there are sooooo many things here, that you may overlook the two round towers there.The high...
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Helena1962
May 25, 2005

Clonmacnoise or the beginning of catholicism in Ir

This point was the most important crossroad of Ireland for many centuries: The Shannon was the Main "road" from south to north and here layed the route east-west. So in the middle of the 6th century,...
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Helena1962
May 25, 2005

Ancient monastic site

In the classic Irish countryside on the Shannon river there is the monastic site of Clonmacnoise founded in 548-549.There are a lot of ruins of churches, buildings and many funeral piece of art as...
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Feb 08, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Clonmacnoise Monastery

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Kilmainham Jail

There is a separate area in the Kilmainham Jail Museum where the last words uttered by the 14 leaders of the 1916 Easter Uprising who were executed, plus some photographs and documents. The first...
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Bunratty Castle

The good - easy to see Irish dancing and singing without having to go to a pub and wait until 11pm. Ample parking. Extremely talented singer and dancers and musicians. Good view from all tables, as...
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Blarney Castle

Unless kissing the Blarney Stone is really worth you time you should just tour the area around the castle and explore the grounds. Plan to spend several hours touring the grounds. A top notch place...
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Waterford Crystal Factory

The house of Waterford Crystal is located in the centre of Waterford and is easy to find. There is a large showroom filled with wonderful crystal what they say is "the largest selection of Waterford...
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City Walks - Walking Tours

I enjoyed the walk along the riverside to Spanish Arch and the Long Walk, then coming back through the lanes to the market and just picking up the odd thing to see here and there. A nice atmosphere...
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Ring of Kerry

The ring of kerry is a wonderful scenic route thew takes in the Kerry peninsular. There are 2 main ways of doing it, by bus or by car. If you do it by car, make sure you drive in the same direction...
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Getting to Clonmacnoise Monastery

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Shannonbridge, County Offaly

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