Clonmacnoise 2

Clonmacnoise

Contact Details

Clonmacnoise
Co. Offaly
N37 V292.

Tel: +353 (90) 967 4195
Fax: +353 (90) 967 4273

Email: clonmacnoise@opw.ie

 

 

Opening Hours

2020

Open all Year

Current Opening Times - 10.00 - 18.00 (Last admission 17.00)

Limited Service available

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

The use of drones is NOT permitted at this site.

Admission Fees

PLEASE NOTE THAT HALF PRICE ADMISSION CHARGES APPLY UNTIL 2021.

Adult : €8.00
Group / Senior : €6.00
Child / Student : €4.00
Family : €20.00

Credit/Debit Cards are both accepted.

All groups must be pre booked.

Facilities

  • Exhibitions
  • Toilets (including toilet for visitors with disabilities)
  • Car and coach park

 

ONLINE BOOKING

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets must be purchased online, tickets are not available from reception / visitor centre.

Limited services available.


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 graveslabs in Western Europe. The original high crosses and a selection of graveslabs 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.

Location:

21km from Athlone signposted from the N62 or 20km from Ballinasloe signposted from the R357.

GPS Co-ordinates:

53.32536856o N, 7.98703372o W.

Bus Routes:

Private operators only.

Guided Tours:

  • Max No: 60
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book:

Irish, English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.

Seasonal Events:

  • Annual Church of Ireland Open-Air service on the last Sunday in July
  • Annual St. Ciarán's Pattern Day on the third Sunday in September
  • Please contact site as dates may change

Photography/Video:

Permitted, except in the audiovisual theatre. Permit required  for commercial purposes

Audiovisual Presentation:

  • Name: Ciarán's City Fair
  • Seating: 56
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Languages: English, German, Italian, French

Access:

  • Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Site access is limited for visitors with disabilities

Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months