Nothing can really prepare you for the wonder that awaits at Clonfert Cathedral. Peeking through the gates of this now quiet ecclesiastical site, the eyes take a while to adjust - like stepping out of a dark room into sunlight - but my, when they do. One of the finest examples of Hyberno-Romanesque architecture in Ireland, the door of Clonfert is simply spellbinding. Had it been built before Brendan the Navigator was planning his adventures from that very spot, he would indeed have been hard pressed to leave it.
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