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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
Phone Number: +353 41 982 6459
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100 characters can't describe this beautiful ruin. Enjoyed it more than New Grange. WOW...WOW...WOW!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

100 characters can't describe this beautiful ruin. Enjoyed it more than New Grange. WOW...WOW...WOW!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The Abbey itself is a ruin, although the foundations give you a good idea of its layout. The site is very prety and clean and well supplied with information boards, that tell you a lot about the Cistercian way of life and how the Abbey worked on a daily basis. There are a couple of very interesting buildings - the... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very interesting place worth a visit, kids love to run around lots of history to the place. bring a picnic

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Reconstructing the abbey in your mind, how it changed over time were thoughts racing through my mind. Stimulating experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We follow the brown tourist signs to this site front he road while looking for Monasterboice. So glad we found it. If you like history and ruins, this is an excellent set of ruins of an old abbey. The Car park is a good size but the visitor center was not open during the time of year that we went.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Even though these are just ruins, there are maps and pictures to show how it used to be. This place is magnificent and I'd even say mysterious. They say you have to pay to enter, but we came on a bank holiday day and it was opened and free of charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Lovely medival architecture, in a nice setting. Well worth a visit if you like to get a sense of Ireland's Christian past.

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Again on the side of the Boyne River north of Drogheda. It was built in the 12th century by the Cistercians. The ruins and the manicured surrounds give you a real feel of what it was like to live in a 12th century monastery. There is a new Mellifont Abbey founded in 1938 nearby and still in use and they... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This place was closed when we went, technically, but we just walked into it anyway with the visitor center closed. It's not blocked off, etc. Trespassing signs for going past that point into someone's property only, not the site. Very intact ruins with some amazing arches and views. It was a pass-through thing and wound up being one of our... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

History lovers..this is for you! There was no guide the day we went, but the Museum was open and one could read the guides along the way, in the museum and at the ruins. Monasterboice came first and was replaced by Mellifont as the Cistercian movement grew. The Octagon Lavabo is partially there. The other ruins give you a real... More 

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