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Clonmacnoise - Early Monastic Site 8th Century

Ancient Ireland self drive tour - Explore Ireland's rich history and see its ancient treasures.


Ireland's County Offaly boasts Clonmacnoise, wildlife-strewn bogland, Birr Castle and plenty of other must-see attractions.

Clonmacnoise The historical settlement in Ireland

Probably the main reason people visit Offaly and for good reason. The remains of this important early Christian monastic town has two round towers, 3 high crosses, 7 churches, burial slabs and a Norman castle.



Clonmacnoise (County Offaly).  Such a special, spiritual place with so much history.  Hopefully I will go back one day.

Why You Should Visit the Monastic Site of Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise Monastic Though Clonmacnoise is never really on the way, a detour to see this monastic site is worth the time and gas. Situated at an ancient crossroads where the Esker Way and the Shannon intersect, Clonmacnoise is not overrun by tourists.

Bunratty Folk Park, Bunratty, Co. Clare Ireland

A View into 19th century Irish Life at Bunratty Folk Park

Bunratty Folk Park, Bunratty, Co. Clare Ireland- I have been to this park. The Bunratty Castle is neat too!

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Honduras Copan D4174a    Copan is a stunning site. As you wander around the stelae it's a freeflowing sequence of geometry. Everything lines up - intentional or not. I like the invert

An unbelievable wealth of Mayan artifacts – especially known for its “Stelae “and cultured decorations can be found in the west Honduras at the Mayan temple ruins of Coba. Interestingly this large city of the Maya was mysteriously abandoned

Glendalough Ireland

My absolute favorite place in Ireland! Glendaloch is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the century