Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly

Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly - Leinster's Wild Landscape
Founded by Saint CiarĂ¡n in 548, Clonmacnoise was built on the shores of the great north/south route of the Shannon River, and the east/west route of the Esker Riada. For a millenium, it was the foremost Celtic city of religon and learning, withstanding attacks by the Irish, Vikings and Normans - before being ruined in 1552.

It still remains a centre of heritage and pilgrimage and, in 1979, Clonmacnoise was visited by Pope Saint John Paul II.

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