Offaly Tourism: Clonmacnoise

The monastery of Clonmacnoise is located in Offaly on the River Shannon south of Athlone.  The monastery was founded in 545 by Ciaran of Clonmacnoise.  The monastery became a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship, and trade by the 9th century and together with Clonard it was the most famous in Ireland, visited by scholars […]