Clonmacnoise Monastery Ruins, Ireland Photos

The Clonmacnoise monastery (founded 544 CE) are now ruins with an impressive set of Irish round towers & carved Celtic medieval crosses run by OPW.

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Panorama of Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Panorama of Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
A typical Irish high cross & O'Rourke's Tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Detailed view of an Irish high cross at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high cross, Temple Conner & Temple Finian at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Tall Crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
A typical Irish high cross & O'Rourke's Tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Detailed view of an Irish high cross at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high cross, Temple Conner & Temple Finian at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Tall Crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Tall Crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high crosses & Temple Conner at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high crosses & church ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Remains of Nun's Church, Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Tall Crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high crosses & Temple Conner at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Irish high crosses & church ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Remains of Nun's Church, Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Close-up of arches of nun's Church at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.View of Clonmacnoise from ancient path which crosses Ireland.Ancient east-west path using natural geological feature elevated above Irish bogs which crosses a north-south River Shannon at Clonmacnoise, making it an important site. Ireland.Modern section of cemetery & temple at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Close-up of arches of nun's Church at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.View of Clonmacnoise from ancient path which crosses Ireland.Ancient east-west path using natural geological feature elevated above Irish bogs which crosses a north-south River Shannon at Clonmacnoise, making it an important site. Ireland.Modern section of cemetery & temple at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
McCarthy's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.McCarthy's Round tower beside River Shannon at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.McCarthy's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Replica of North Cross shaft with swirls at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
McCarthy's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.McCarthy's Round tower beside River Shannon at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.McCarthy's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Replica of North Cross shaft with swirls at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
O'Rourke's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower at Clonmacnoise over River Shannon. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower with replica Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Details of replica Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
O'Rourke's Round tower at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower at Clonmacnoise over River Shannon. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower with replica Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Details of replica Cross of Scriptures (originals now moved to museum building) at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
O'Rourke's Round tower with replica of South Cross at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower over Celtic crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Celtic crosses over museum buildings at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
O'Rourke's Round tower with replica of South Cross at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.O'Rourke's Round tower over Celtic crosses at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Celtic crosses over museum buildings at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Gothic arch of Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Temple ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Graves at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Gothic arch of Cathedral ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Temple ruins at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Graves at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.
Carvings of priests over doorway at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Museum buildings at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Display depicting stone carvers at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures features Last Judgment in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Carvings of priests over doorway at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Museum buildings at Clonmacnoise. Ireland.Display depicting stone carvers at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures (c10th C) (east face) features Last Judgment in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Last Judgment detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Christ gives keys to Peter & book to Paul detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Secular panels on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Last Judgment detail on Cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Christ gives keys to Peter & book to Paul detail on Cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Secular panels on Cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures (south edge) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
David as shepherd protected by angel detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.David playing lyre detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Lace with eight human heads detail on Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures features Crucifixion in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
David as shepherd protected by angel detail on Cross of Scriptures (south edge) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.David playing lyre detail on Cross of Scriptures (south edge) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Lace with eight human heads detail on Cross of Scriptures (south edge) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Cross of Scriptures (west face) features Crucifixion in wheel at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Crucifixion carving on cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Soldiers casting lots for Christ's garment & flagellation of Christ carvings on cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Christ in tomb carving on cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carved cat & two faces on figure 8 on edge of ring of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Crucifixion carving on cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Soldiers casting lots for Christ's garment & flagellation of Christ carvings on cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Christ in tomb carving on cross of Scriptures (east face) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carved cat & two faces on figure 8 on edge of ring of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Carved panels of St Paul & St Anthony above burial of St Paul the hermit on north edge of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carved panel of St Anthony or St Michael defeating devil on north edge of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Detail of with crucifixion & five bosses on South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Carved panels of St Paul & St Anthony above burial of St Paul the hermit on north edge of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carved panel of St Anthony or St Michael defeating devil on north edge of Cross of Scriptures at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.South Cross (original) (c9th C) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Detail of with crucifixion & five bosses on South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Rich interlacing detail on South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Bosses & interlacing detail on reverse of South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Interlacing detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Interlacing detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Rich interlacing detail on South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Bosses & interlacing detail on reverse of South Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Interlacing detail on North Cross (original) (perhaps 800CE) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Interlacing detail on North Cross (original) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Carving detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carving detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Knot detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Human figure detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Carving detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Carving detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Knot detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Human figure detail on North Cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Grave slab reading "prayer for Odran who had knowledge" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab reading "prayer for Tuathal the craftsman" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with square cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab reading "prayer for servant of Michael" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Grave slab reading "prayer for Odran who had knowledge" in Irish (994) at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab reading "prayer for Tuathal the craftsman" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with square cross at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab reading "prayer for servant of Michael" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Grave slab with cross with rectangles at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with four crosses in circles at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with flower-like pattern at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.
Grave slab with cross with rectangles at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with four crosses in circles at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.Grave slab with flower-like pattern at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland.

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