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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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Stunning. Bring a rainjacket!

This is a fabulous place to walk around if you appreciate history. Practically, it's Ireland so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marley2018
Bit of history

We stopped here. We were not sure if you had to pay. But we walked straight to the ruins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
QGJohn
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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+353 41 982 6459
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"beautiful ruins"
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"information boards"
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"real sense"
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"walk around"
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"worth a visit"
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"sunny day"
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"picnic benches"
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"interesting place"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous place to walk around if you appreciate history. Practically, it's Ireland so dress for the rain as there's nowhere to shelter if the centre isn't open and there's no shop etc. I saw accessible signs marked- but having walked through it,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here. We were not sure if you had to pay. But we walked straight to the ruins themselves and nobody came out of the building or challenged us. We did see the signs about possible break-ins. But luckily there were a couple other...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Well preserved and easy to walk around and view. Great example of buildings that have multiple uses over the centuries. Built wth local materials and standing up well to the tests of time. An enjoyable drive to get there and a pleasant surprise once arrived.

Thank John C
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The site itself is very nice but there is a sign warning people parking cars about cars being broken into. And, after reading the sign we made sure to lock our car and leave nothing on the seats. That, however, did not stop someone from...More

3  Thank TravelsMGD
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Fab place the history of the abby is fascinating lovely buildings whats left of them nice place for a picnic or romantic walks.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

On a Sunny day, there is nothing nicer than wandering around here. Its so peaceful, I have visited a few times and always enjoy it

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Its a relic of a monastery from the 12th century. Theres a visitor centre but it was close when we go there and says its only open from May, only summer time then. The cafe and the toilets are also close. But the main attraction...More

1  Thank Videss C
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Mellifont Abbey are the ruins of tthis abbey located near Dublin.These ruins are very beautiful and romantic. It is possible to walk around and inside them. If you like the history and the ruins, it is very interesting place. We came here with my child,...More

1  Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Following the lines of signage here is so interesting because you start to picture in your minds eye just what things could have looked like when this place stood in all of its glory. I would love to come back and visit during opening season...More

Thank Erica P
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

A sense of stillness and silence, restoring and refreshing our souls. Surrounded by nature - birdsong, the rush of the river waters, the green of the land. Connecting to the past and wondering about our future - what does this generation leave remaining which will...More

1  Thank Michele B
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Liz M
May 9, 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
January 21, 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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