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Address: Cappoquin, Ireland
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Couldn't find a more peaceful place

Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a young child and it was a lovely peaceful place and it didn't disappoint again. Just... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here by chance on a recent visit home while we were driving around. I remember coming as a young child and it was a lovely peaceful place and it didn't disappoint again. Just getting out of the car and looking at the monastery and looking down over the valley and fields and hearing absolutely nothing but the sound of... More 

Thank sinny12lyns
Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place we frequently visited as children and it holds special personal memories for me, however it is really worth seeing, they are so few monks left now and sadly getting older It is a wonderfully place to escape to tranquillity and rest the mind.

Thank orflaith2014
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were brought here to the Abbey as children a full day trip. Visiting the beautiful Abbey church, walking around the grounds enjoying the scenic surroundings, a visit to the shop for medals etc. A prayer at the graveyard. Ice cream on sunny days. Now I take my parents on trips to the Abbey and it is still a lovely... More 

1 Thank eiliskelleher
Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was one of the few and first times I've visited a catholic abbey and must say that I was impressed by both the tranquil surroundings and the modern interior combined with its old exterior. It offers places for prayer and contemplation. Something you definitely should take a look at when you're in the area.

Thank Andraste_C
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138 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend visited mount melleray abbey, after we payed a visit to the shrine it's a must highly recommend it

Thank Patrick M
Glandore, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My father brought us here on occasion when we were children and I was hiking nearby, so attended Sunday mass, with soprano, organ, incense and elderly monks participating. Lovely little museum with 5 Ogham stones. You can apply to stay as a guest for a donation.

Thank antijean
Shannon, Ireland
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

So worth a visit to just walk around the grounds or stand and listen to the monks chanting...would revisit if we are In County Waterford again...

Thank Patricia09Fanning
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mount Melleray Abbey was inhabited by a large community previously. A farm provided for their needs, they generated their own electricity and drew pilgrims from all over Ireland. The community has shrunk now and the place feels sad and forlorn.

1 Thank Brid H
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

if you have an affinity for the spiritual/humanist/meditative side of life, this is for you. set at the base of a mountain, this is what i hope to find when i eventually make it to the temples of nepal and tibet

Thank garry o h
Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Father Dennis Luke welcomed us to his home and his church. I'm not sure how you can rate the love of god but my cup ranneth over .... Thank you

1 Thank Elizabeth T

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