Clonmacnoise, Ireland. West view
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Panoramic photo by Guillem Alemany EXPERT Taken 11:42, 15/12/2012 - Views loading...


Clonmacnoise, Ireland. West view

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Another west view of this outstanding emplacement of Clonmacnoise where was buried Rory O'Connor the last great king of Ireland. 

You can find Clonmacnoise easily coming from the exit to Ballinasloe on the highway Dublin-Galway. 

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