Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Clonmacnoise is an ancient christian monastery site originally founded by St. Ciarán in 546. It later grew into a centre of scholarship, artistry and trade in addition to it’s religious significance before it began to decline in the 12th century. It was attacked many times by Irish, Viking and Norman raiders seeking it’s rich plunder, and also served as a burial place for kings. Nearby are the precarious ruins of a 13th century motte-and-bailey castle.
Clanmacnoise, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
The heart of the midlands, the heart of Ireland!! This is near my hometown….
Still cant wait to go to Ireland.
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