Clonmacnoise, an important monastery that attracted religious pilgrims and royal patronage, is considered a quintessential example of the early Irish church.

Clonmacnoise, 6th–13th century, County Offaly, Ireland

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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Clonmacnoise," in Smarthistory, December 21, 2022, accessed February 23, 2024,