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SIT - day 1, SIT - day 10, SIT - day 11, SIT - day 12, SIT - day 13, SIT - day 14, SIT - day 2, SIT - day 3, SIT - day 4, SIT - day 5, SIT - day 6, SIT - day 7, SIT - day 8, SIT - day 9|
Here under SIT - day 14, you will find travel information for that day, with practical information including the opening hours and addresses of the different attractions.
Day 1 -
Discover one of Ireland's most important monastic cities, Clonmacnoise.
Nestling between the river Shannon and the boggy plains of West Offaly, clustered on a single site are round towers, high crosses, graveslaps and earthworks.
The monastery goes back to 548 and had become a great centre of learning when the illuminated manuscripts, the Annals of Tighernach and the Book of the Dun Cow were scripted here in the 11th and 12th centuries respectively.
Over one hundred houses were burned when the Normans attacked in 1179. Surviving from the monastic treasures is the 9th century Cross of the Scriptures which has the place of honour in the interpretative centre on the site.
End of the tour.
Tel: 967 4195
Entrance fees: € 5
Opening Hours: 9am-7pm, June to early September
10am-5pm, mid-September to May
Next: SIT - day 2