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Home of the Finest High Cross in Ireland

The monastic ruins of Monasterboice are interesting, particularly the well-preserved round tower... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Wonderful Celtic crosses

At first this looks like a cemetery with an old tower. You know you are in for something special... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Sheffield, UK
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Mainistir Bhuithe Irlanda 126 Knockbrack Downs | Próximo a estrada M1, Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The monastic ruins of Monasterboice are interesting, particularly the well-preserved round tower, but the highlight of the visit is definitely the high crosses. The North and West High Crosses are impressive but have suffered a bit of wear from the weather. Muiredach's High Cross (also...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

At first this looks like a cemetery with an old tower. You know you are in for something special when you see the size of the car park, see that they have good toilet facilities and see the number of visitors. The cemetery covers the...More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

In Monasterboice you can find the ruins of one of the oldest monasteries in Ireland. It was built in the 6th century and was in use until the 12th century. The most interesting are the round tower - which is in a very good shape,...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide took us here for about 30 minutes and we really looked it. The old Celtic crosses are magnificent. This place is off the beaten path a bit but we felt it was worthwhile.

Thank JE01
Reviewed 25 April 2017

So glad our local friend took us here- just a bit north of New Grange. Ruins of an abbey and beautiful tall crosses.

Thank Butmomwhy
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Monasterboice was far more interesting than Melifont Abbey, in my opinion. The High Cross is magnificent and the round tower is in near perfect condition. Hard enough place to find but well worth the search and the visit. There is a car park across the...More

Thank CRRG_Dublin
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were staying a short walk away from here. There is a ruin of an Abbey, tour and two amazing crosses. There is also signage that helps interpret the meaning of the carvings on the crosses. It was well worth our walk. For those by...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Spring time with a scholar to describe the meaning of the carvings on the high crosses. A piper playing. A hauntingly wonderful experience.

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