Clonmacnoise Monastery

Dublin to Galway Itinerary
Dublin to Galway Itinerary
The cross of the scriptures in front of the cathedral at Clonmacnoise Offaly the highlight of Irelands Hidden Heartlands

The Cross of the Scriptures and Cathedral • Clonmacnoise

The History of Clonmacnoise Monastery

Medieval doorway into the cathedral of Clonmacnoise Monastery

A fine medieval doorway into the Cathedral • Clonmacnoise

Monastic Midlands Itinerary
Monastic Midlands Itinerary
Clonmacnoise Map

Annotated aerial image of Clonmacnoise showing key features • Offaly

The Cross of the Scriptures

A replica of the Cross of the Scriptures at ClonmacnoiseThe Cross of the Scriptures inside the Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

A replica of the Cross of the Scriptures (tap image to see original) • Clonmacnoise

A replica of the Cross of the Scriptures at ClonmacnoiseThe Cross of the Scriptures inside the Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

The Cross of the Scriptures (hover over to see original and replica) • Clonmacnoise

The South Cross

A replica of the South Cross at ClonmacnoiseThe South Cross in the Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre Offaly

The South Cross (hover over to see original and replica) • Clonmacnoise

A replica of the South Cross (tap image to see original) • Clonmacnoise

The North Cross

A replica of The North Cross on site at Clonmacnoise OffalyThe North Cross in Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

A replica of the North Cross (tap image to see original) • Clonmacnoise

A replica of The North Cross on site at Clonmacnoise OffalyThe North Cross in Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

The North Cross (hover over to see original and replica) • Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

A reconstructed early church inside Inside Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre

The replica of a dairthech inside the Visitor Centre • Clonmacnoise

The Clonmacnoise Cross Slabs

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A selection of the cross slabs • Clonmacnoise

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A selection of the cross slabs • Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise Round Tower

Clonmacnoise Round Tower

The Round Tower • Clonmacnoise

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Clonmacnoise Cathedral

Exterior of Clonmacnoise Cathedral

Clonmacnoise Cathedral • Clonmacnoise

Exterior of Clonmacnoise Cathedral

Clonmacnoise Cathedral • Clonmacnoise

Temple Dowling | Temple Hurpan

Exterior view of Temple Dowling and Temple Hurpan

Exterior of Temple Dowling & Temple Hurpan • Clonmacnoise

Temple Melaghlin

Exterior view of the ruined stone church known as Temple Melaghlin

Temple Melaghlin • Clonmacnoise

Exterior view of the ruined stone church known as Temple Melaghlin

Temple Melaghlin • Clonmacnoise

Temple Ciarán

Temple Ciaran at Clonmacnoise in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Temple Ciarán • Clonmacnoise

Temple Kelly

Temple Kelly Clonmacnoise

Aerial view of the fragmentary remains of Temple Kelly • Clonmacnoise

Temple Kelly Clonmacnoise

Aerial view of the fragmentary remains of Temple Kelly • Clonmacnoise

Temple Conor

Temple Kelly Clonmacnoise

Temple Conor • Clonmacnoise

Temple Finghín and Round Tower

Temple Finghin and the adjacent Round Tower at Clonmacnoise Offaly

Temple Finghín and Round Tower • Clonmacnoise

Temple Finghin and the adjacent Round Tower at Clonmacnoise Offaly

Temple Finghín and Round Tower • Clonmacnoise

The Pilgrim Path and Historic Graveyard

Temple Finghin and the adjacent Round Tower at Clonmacnoise Offaly

The stones mark the Pilgrim’s Path • Clonmacnoise

The Nuns’ Church

The Nun's Church at Clonmacnoise

The Nuns’ Church • Clonmacnoise

The Nun's Church at Clonmacnoise

The Nuns’ Church • Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise Castle

The ruins of Clonmacnoise Castle Offaly

Clonmacnoise Castle • Offaly

The Monastic Hinterland

Kilbegly Mill excavated near Ballinasloe

Kilbegly Mill under excavation in 2006 • Roscommon

Kilbegly Mill excavated near Ballinasloe

Kilbegly Mill under excavation in 2006 • Roscommon

Upper left: Clonmacnoise seen from the banks of the Shannon • Lower left: Temple Conor and the second round tower of Clonmacnoise • Right: the Romanesque doorway of the Nuns’ Church

Top: Clonmacnoise seen from the banks of the Shannon • Middle: the Romanesque doorway of the Nuns’ Church • Bottom: Temple Conor and the second round tower of Clonmacnoise