Clonmacnoise


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Clonmacnoise

(klŏnmăknoiz`), village, Co. Offaly, central Republic of Ireland, on the Shannon River. The monastery founded (548) on the site by St. Kieran became the most famous in Ireland. It survived 1,000 years of raids and invasions, until it was destroyed by the English in 1552. Notable ruins include a cathedral (built 904), several churches, two round towers, three sculptured crosses, over 200 inscribed stones, and a castle (built 1214). The ruins comprise a national monument. The annual feast of St. Kieran is held at Clonmacnoise.
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Experience where Christianity started here through attractions such as Clonmacnoise, Glendalough and Holycross Abbey.
For instance, Ulin claims that "several annals record the deaths of Diarmuid and Dervorgilla in ways that shape subsequent literary and historical imaginings of them as eternally linked by their mutual guilt," but she goes on to document that manuscript sources like The Annals of Loch Ce and The Annals of Clonmacnoise actually say very little about Dervorgilla's death (28-29).
We spent our time pottering around the countryside and visiting the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise with the River Shannon providing a picturesque backdrop.
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From their starting point in Dublin, they enjoyed visits to Clonmacnoise, a monastic site near Galway; took a Killary Harbour cruise; saw the stunning Cliffs of Moher; and toured Muckross House in Killarney National Park.
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