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 […]

Offaly Tourism: Birr Castle

Birr Castle is a large castle in the town of Birr in Offaly.  It is the home of the seventh Earl of Rosse, and as such the residential areas of the castle are not open to the public, but the grounds and the gardens of the demesne are open for the public to explore.  Ireland’s […]