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Clonmacnoise ^﹏^

Clonmacnoise is a very old monastery,so old that it dates back to the 550 AD when St. Ciarán founded it!It sits on the edge on the edge of the river Shannon in Offaly.Clonmacnoise is well known for its lovely tours and nature walks around the monastery that once was a village of many people.Back in the 8th century there was 17 churches but now we only the fascinating remains of 6 churches.

-Here are some crosses that monks carved-

We know that there was at least 8 viking attacks on Clonmacnoise.The reason why vikings attacked Clonmacnoise is because of its many treasures.Did you know that other monks raided Clonmacnoise and other monasteries!?I know it's crazy!Someone so holy but they still steal.....Anyway since viking attacks became more frequent the monks started to upgrade from wood to stone so vikings won't be able to burn down there walls!But that's all the facts for now!We hope you find these facts interesting!Bye!🙃

-The goodbye photo-

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