Clonmacnois Evening

Clonmacnois Evening

The monastery of Clonmacnois (Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning "Meadow of the Sons of Nós") is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone.
Clonmacnois was founded in 545 by Ciaran of Clonmacnois. Until the 9th century it had close associations with the kings of Connacht. The strategic location of the monastery helped it become 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 from all over Europe. From the ninth until the eleventh century it was allied with the kings of Mide. Many of the high kings of Tara and Connacht were buried here.
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Clonmacnois Evening

Clonmacnois Evening

The monastery of Clonmacnois (Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning "Meadow of the Sons of Nós") is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone.
Clonmacnois was founded in 545 by Ciaran of Clonmacnois. Until the 9th century it had close associations with the kings of Connacht. The strategic location of the monastery helped it become 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 from all over Europe. From the ninth until the eleventh century it was allied with the kings of Mide. Many of the high kings of Tara and Connacht were buried here.
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