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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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Calm like an abbey

This abbey is where you would expect an abbey to be located, secluded and remote. Don't give... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Ralph L
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Boise, Idaho
Interesting abbey

Lovely tranquil setting and interesting. Lots to explore, including the old mill on the river... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
gavScotland_Portugal
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Scotland/Portugal
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Tullyallen | 10km north-west of Drogheda off the R168 (Drogheda-Collon Road), Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

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
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

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.

1  Thank gavScotland_Portugal
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

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.

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Reviewed June 13, 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

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Reviewed April 4, 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
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Reviewed March 15, 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
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Reviewed March 9, 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

Thank motorcar1
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

A central point of 12th century Post-Norman Christianity. I was there in Winter, it's a very peaceful site by the river but if you are interested in more detail of the origins I suggest a visit when OPW guides are available. A visit to nearby...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

The ruins are a wonderful photo opportunity, but little else available out there. But, again, I love photo opportunity and unique places to photo.

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Reviewed November 13, 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...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Liz M
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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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