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Mellifont Abbey

Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
+353 41 982 6459
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Interesting site

Visited the ruins of this abbey for the first time and loved it. You could really see the layout of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
holidayseeker
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Derry, United Kingdom
Fabulous walk

Its free to just walk around. And €5 for a guided walk. We chose just to walk around. Kids loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saulyte116
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the ruins of this abbey for the first time and loved it. You could really see the layout of the monastery from the remaining ruins. Free entrance and there is a visitors centre .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its free to just walk around. And €5 for a guided walk. We chose just to walk around. Kids loved it. Its not big but very nice.

1  Thank Saulyte116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a quick stop here after visiting Newgrange. Was glad to have navigation, could have been tricky to find. Everyone in my group was impressed with the site and was fun to look around. We got some great shots of the abbey, amazing it is...More

1  Thank ratgrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This abbey is where you would expect an abbey to be located, secluded and remote. Don't give trying to find it, it is worth the trip. The signs interpreting the site are excellent.

1  Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely tranquil setting and interesting. Lots to explore, including the old mill on the river. Several seats and benches dotted around to have a picnic or just relax.

Thank gavScotland_Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, very knowledgeable staff. Very interesting history. Still, it gets easily lost in the many things to see in the area. A place to think and contemplate how self destroying the human race really is. AND we have not changed.

Thank Laszlo S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Rather off the beaten track but well worth seeking it out. We were the only two visiting this 12th century Cistercian monastery. A quiet place of contemplation to either sit and enjoy the ruins, or stroll round them taking in the details and building a...More

Thank bionicbooth
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is now a ruin. Not much of the original Abbey remains, apart from a 13th-century lavabo where the monks washed their hands before eating and some Romanesque arches and a 14th-century chapter house. The day I visited I was the only person there...More

Thank Maura C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a beautiful and well represented monastic ruin from the 12th Century. It was established by the Cistercian order and ultimately supplanted nearby Monasterboice. Though these are ruins, and not much remains other than the footprint of the Abbey, it gives you a good...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This Cistercian Monastery was built in the 12th century. The order was was founded in France in 1098 and this was their first Monastery in Ireland. The ruins are very well preserved and look superb. During the tourist season they have tours and a visitor...More

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Liz M
9 May 2017|
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Response from motorcar1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit in October, I think the visitors centre may be closed but you can do the self visit, all the information about the abbey is available on site. I've always visited these way and you can take your time and... More
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jeanne n
21 January 2017|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. im very sure they run tours from Droggeda (local town) and the visitor centre in the town will arrange for you stress free. i suggest renting a car as there is many other beautiful attractions around that area... More
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