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Mellifont Abbey

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Address: Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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+353 41 982 6459
10:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful Monastic Site

Really enjoyed my visit to Mellifont. Good number of information boards to allow self guide but there is also a visitors centre open May to September The lavabo is really well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to Mellifont. Good number of information boards to allow self guide but there is also a visitors centre open May to September The lavabo is really well preserved, the gate house and chapter house also. The rest is low walls and foundations but still easy to see how resplendent jt must have been in its pomp.... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While driving around Drogheda we came across the very ancient Abbey originally built in 1142. It has such a fascinating history including William the Orange using the Abbey during the Battle of Boyne in 1690. The day we visited the Abbey, the tourist office was open so we arranged to have a guided tour. Mauve was an excellent and very... More 

Thank Maureen S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Difficult to find - down a narrow road. Mostly demolished but worth a visit. Some restoration work being carried out.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Once you reach this haven of peace you will know why the monks once settled here . All that can be heard are the birds and the cows in the fields , the stream flowing by and the odd tourist . One of my favourite places to visit

Thank 734runnerbrady
Dundalk, Co. Louth
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162 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited here on a lovely Autumn afternoon. All the colours of the surrounding hedges and river flowing in the background made the visit to these old Cistercian Abbey ruins all the more intriguing. Very enjoyable walk round the ruins with well presented information boards that are all so easy to read and photograph. Some fabulous scenes for taking photographs. Highly... More 

Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a walk around with friends and chat. Nice picnic area also available. Not far outside drogheda and easy to access

Thank Chris G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to go on a sunny day, with nice view... but that's it... if it's dark or bad weather you won't see much.

Thank Ricardo J
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The ruins of this Cistercian abbey are reasonably intact in that you can see where various rooms would have been. We visited on a Tuesday wlth the only other people there being another couple. Very quiet. The visitor centre wasn't open because we were so late onto the season. Worth a visit if you're in the area. Make sure you... More 

Thank gfsc5
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A classic example of a medieval monastery. Amazing that this 11-12th Century Structure has survived as long as it has. A great place for a picnic or to just wander around. A tourist office is available for guided tours of the Abbey (it was closed when we arrived) but there are signs posted around key areas that give a great... More 

Thank Joe Q
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A really well preserved site with informative boards to read. We were the only visitors there and it was so quiet and peaceful. We were disappointed that the vistor centre was closed and would have appreciated a guided tour.

Thank Jackie T

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