Carpark barriers close at 17:30. Access to outside spaces only. Self-guided visit only. Toilets available.
Coffee shop closed.
The use of drones is prohibited.
Bus park closed until further notice due to remodelling works. Car parking is available.
All Visitors must have a ticket.
Free tickets can be booked online.
St Ciarán founded his monastery on the banks of the River Shannon in the 6th Century. The monastery flourished and became a great seat of learning, a University of its time with students from all over Europe.
The ruins include a Cathedral, two round Towers, three high crosses, nine Churches and over 700 Early Christian graveslabs.
The original high crosses, including the magnificent 10th century Cross of the Scriptures area on display in a purpose built visitor centre adjacent the monastic enclosure.
Open all Year
10:00 – 17:30
Last admission 17:00, Car Park Closes at 17:30
Average Length of Visit 1.5 hours.
Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months.
Closed 25 & 26 December.
21km from Athlone signposted from the N62 or 20km from Ballinasloe signposted from the R357.
- Baby Changing
- Bicycle Parking
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
- Appropriate footwear
- Assistance dogs only
- Drones are prohibited
- Low Doorways
- No Drones
- Uneven Surfaces.