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Monasterboice (mŏnˌəstərboisˈ) [key], village, Co. Louth, E Republic of Ireland. It is one of the oldest monastic sites in Ireland, established near the end of the 5th cent. There are ruins of a round tower, two churches, and ancient crosses.

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