Donore Avenue Parish will visit Clonmacnoise on Thursday 25th July, departing at 11 a.m. and returning in the evening. The cost of this trip is €40 with lunch included. Booking forms are on the green sheets at the back of the Church. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Please return to our Parish Pastoral Assistant Sam Byrne with full payment before Tuesday 16th July. Please click here for more details.
Clonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge, County Offaly and is a top visitor attraction in Ireland. A walk amongst the peaceful stone ruins of this famous place will conjure images of the saints and scholars of Ireland’s renowned Golden Age of learning. Founded by St, Ciaran in the mid-6th century, it became a great centre of religion and learning, visited by scholars from all over the world. Today, the site exists as a preserved ruin and visitors can see three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers.