An Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. The original high crosses and a selection of grave slabs are on display in the visitor centre.
The long and varied history of Clonmacnoise is recounted in an audiovisual presentation shown in the visitor centre. There are also exhibitions that deal with the flora, fauna and landscape of the region.
Open all Year 2014:
November - Mid March: Daily 10:00 - 17:30.
Mid March - May: Daily 10:00 - 18:00.
June - August: Daily 09:00 - 18.30.
September - October: Daily 10:00 - 18:00.
Closed 25th & 26th December.
Last admission is 45mins before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours.
C Adult: €6.00
Credit/Debit Cards are both accepted.