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118. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Co. Offaly

One of Ireland's most important early Christian sites

SCENES from IRELAND

The Pilgrim sculpture

 

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the High Cross of the Scriptures in the heritage centre museum of Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

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Details of one of the original High Crosses at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

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The original South Cross at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

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Early Christian grave slabs (cross slabs) at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

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The original high cross - North Cross, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

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O'Rourke's round tower, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery), with the River Shannon in the background

 

 

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Replica of the High Cross of the Scriptures, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

 

Beyond the carved post of the replica North Cross is Temple Connor and the round tower

 

 

 

Temple Kelly, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Temple Kelly, and beyond, Temple Connor on left and the round tower on the right at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

Looking through the ruins of Temple Kelly to Temple Connor, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Inside Temple Kelly, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

The Cathedral, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

View of Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery) Cathedral from the southwest.

 

 

Some of the details of the carving on the pillars and capitals of the Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery) cathedral.

 

 

 

The carvings above the north door of the Cathedral of Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

 

The replica of the South Cross by Temple Doolin and Temple Murugan (Murgan ?) at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Temple Doolin and Temple Murugan, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Temple Ri, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Interior window details of Temple Ri, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Replica of the High Cross of the Scriptures

 

O'Rourke's Tower and Temple Connor at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery), on the banks of the River Shannon

 

Temple Connor, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

The round tower by Temple Finian at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

Details of the Temple Finian round tower

 

Details of carved doorway and window in Temple Finian, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

 

An 'outside' mass taking place at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

Part of the Pilgrim's Path to Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

The path is on the left.

 

 

Another view of Temple Ri, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery)

 

 

 

The Pilgrim's Path to Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery), as we head for the 'Nun's Church' at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

The Nun's Church near Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

The beautifully carved doorway of the Nun's Church

 

 

 

 

 

Boats on the River Shannon can moor up by Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

The extremely ruined castle at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

The defensive ditch around the motte can be still seen.

 

 

 

The cafe and gift shop at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site (Monastery).

 

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