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While Ireland’s weather is famously cool, it isn’t the temperature that will give you chills when visiting Clonmacnoise. Rather, it’s the 1,500 years of monastic history that’s powerfully felt in these ruins—where temples, cathedrals, home sites, and graveyards have withstood the elements for centuries. Originally founded in the 6th century, this stone village along the River Shannon prospered for a time as Christian monastery in Ireland’s central plains. Years of outside siege, however, would leave the settlement in ruins, and even though it now sits empty and is a shell of its former self, the stone towers and towering crosses can still move people today. When visiting the ruins at Clonmacnoise, silently stroll past one of the largest collection of Christian gravestones in Europe. Gaze upwards at the brown sandstone that forms the Cathedral’s north wall—a piece of architecture that astoundingly dates to the early part of the 8th century. Once finished wandering the grounds and admiring the 12th-century churches, head inside the Clonmacnoise Museum for its collection of preserved Celtic crosses. Standing over 12 feet in height, the Cross of the Scriptures and the South Cross are both intricately carved, and are some of Ireland’s most famous examples of traditional high Irish crosses.

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5-Day Escape to the South West Small-Group Tour from Dublin

5-Day Escape to the South West Small-Group Tour from Dublin

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Ireland’s dramatic west coast can be difficult for visitors to navigate, but this 5-day tour from Dublin makes it easy to see the country’s spectacular Atlantic scenery, from the Cliffs of Moher and Dingle Peninsula to Killarney’s Ring of Kerry. Along the way, tour a renowned whiskey distillery, pop into authentic Irish pubs, and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Hotel stays and all other details are arranged for a stress-free adventure with a small group of fellow travelers.
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Cliffs of Moher Private Full Day Tour From Dublin

Cliffs of Moher Private Full Day Tour From Dublin

You can expect an unhurried Private day tour from Dublin to The Cliffs of Moher in a comfortable hi-spec vehicle, stopping off to visit a number of great sites along the way. All our tours are fully customizable and the itinerary is completely changeable. If you wish to leave out a site and add another - no problem. Your professional driver-guide will ensure you are well looked after and will be able to answer any questions you may have about our beautiful country. Our aim is to ensure that your experience with Connemara Chauffeurs will be an unforgettable one.
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Cliffs of Moher, Galway - Private Shore Excursion

Cliffs of Moher, Galway - Private Shore Excursion

Nothing can compare to that first time when you excitedly walk towards the viewing point at the Cliffs of Moher. Your gasp of astonishment will cement that incredible spectacle in your memory for decades to come. We can enjoy lunch with ample choice at the visitor centre or at a pub in Doolin - a place that’s famous for its traditional music (at night, naturally). We’ll caress the jagged coastline along The Wild Atlantic Way, one of the world’s most scenic drives, looking out to Galway Bay. Before you realise, we’ve ventured into The Burren, a surreal landscape of bright grey limestone. There is such an energy to Galway city that sets it apart. It is regarded as the most ‘Irish’ city, due to its isolation in western Ireland and the high number of Irish-speakers. We’ll return to Dublin directly. Lying in your bed later, you’ll reminisce over the stories, history, culture you heard raccounted, the medieval castles, and your first glimpse of the Cliffs of Moher.
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7 Day Emerald Explorer Small Group of tour of Ireland

7 Day Emerald Explorer Small Group of tour of Ireland

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This expertly guided road trip, along 1100km of ever-changing landscape, along The Wild Atlantic Way is a great way to explore Ireland. Take in Clonmacnoise, once a huge monastic city; kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of the ‘gab’ (talk); handy for getting to know your small tour group. Then how about Kinsale harbour where wild, Red Snapper and John Dory fight it out to be your catch of the day and into The Ring of Kerry, with only the Atlantic separating the 40 shades from the 50 U.S. states. Cool down with Fungie, Dingle’s resident dolphin who came for the fish in 1984 and stayed for the craic or stand on The Cliffs of Moher and feel you’re at the edge of the world. And in between the heritage and culture, there’ll be ceol agus craic (music and boldness), seafood and banter, city (Galway) and island hopping (Aran)and an epic road-trip you’ll never forget.
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Self-Drive of Ireland - The Emerald Tour

Self-Drive of Ireland - The Emerald Tour

We promise that your 7-day Emerald Route self-drive tour of Ireland will bring you on an unforgettable journey, encapsulating and exploring Ireland with a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage, culture and wildlife along the way. Enjoy some exciting experiences yet feel as though you’re gliding through the days at a smooth pace. This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app. The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app. All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!
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Self-Drive of Ireland - The Greenway Tour

Self-Drive of Ireland - The Greenway Tour

Sustainability has become more important than ever and ecotourism has been at the forefront of Overland Ireland’s ethos from the beginning. Now you can enjoy the stunning unspoilt Irish scenery in an electric vehicle. Not even the sound of a running engine will disturb your enjoyment of the enchanting Emerald Isle.  This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app. The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app. All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!
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  • 8 days
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Self-Drive of Ireland - The Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Self-Drive of Ireland - The Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Experience a truly authentic tour of Ireland with your Overland self-drive itinerary taking you from the heights of Croagh Patrick to the vast Burren National Park. Discover Ireland through adventure. Walk, talk, and laugh with our local guides and friends along the way. Let us send you on a trip with the perfect mix of culture, heritage, fresh air, and activities. This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app. The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app. All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!
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  • 6 days
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Self-Drive of Ireland- The South & West Wanderer

Self-Drive of Ireland- The South & West Wanderer

The best way to discover Ireland is through adventure! You will hike, bike your way around our favorite places and experience as many cultural and authentically Irish activities we can manage to squeeze into your itinerary. Get blown away by the hidden gems and hotspots we have in store for you. We offer you a huge range of hiking trails, leisurely cycles and experiences to keep you active and entertained. This unique self-drive to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app. The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app. All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!
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  • 8 days
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What are Clonmacnoise hours of operation?
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Clonmacnoise hours of operation: Vary by season. 9am-7pm in summer, 10am-6pm in spring and fall, and 10am-5pm in winter. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Clonmacnoise tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Clonmacnoise can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Clonmacnoise 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Clonmacnoise costs USD 1033.51. Guided Clonmacnoise tours start around USD 1033.51 per person.
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