my apologies if this question has already been asked, but is there a charge for parking at the Ruins?
Agreed, loved Clonmacnoise. Beautiful site with a really good summary on film and then the guides are excellent, they give a great sense of the place with plenty of time to take photos. Also, the little café there is not bad at all, so worth timing your visit around feeding time !! If you are travelling peak months (June/Jul/Aug) it's worth going there early in the morning to avoid the coach tours.
There was a strange (but pleasant) atmosphere at Clonmacnoise, almost like the spirits of the past were floating around us ! Loved it,