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The monastery of Clonmacnoise on the River Shannon is probably the most beautiful in Ireland. It overlooks the river that flows wide and calm in the middle of the plain. The site was founded in 548 by St Ciarân with the help of the king of Tara: Diarmund. Ente the 7èm and 12nd si, monks came from all over Europe to study. This monastery acquired such importance that the kings of Connaught and Tara were buried there - the last king of Tara: Rory O'Connor who died in 1198. The river was also his loss. The Vikings plundered the site in 830 and 1165. In 1552, the British army destroyed.

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Additional Photos by Marie TADDEI (Nolme) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 42 N: 1019] (6829)
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