Address: Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co. Offaly.
Telephone Number: +353 90 9674195.
Fax No.: +353 90 9674273.
(For information only, all bookings must be made by phone/fax)
Please note : the visitor centre will be closed early on May 10th at 16.00
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.
Credit/Debit Cards are both accepted.
Exhibitions, toilets (including toilet for visitors with disabilities), car and coach park.
Restaurant/Tea Rooms: Tea Room - Seating Capacity: 30 - 40.
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.
Bus Routes: Private operators only.
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
Name: Ciarán's City Fair.
Duration: 20 minutes
Languages: English, German, Italian, French.
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