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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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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Drogheda
Type: Religious Sites
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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

just so peaceful and so much history well worth the short drive to witness over a 1000 years worth of history and the view of the river

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If your visiting here try and be sure to visit the other places connected, knowth for example. Steeped in history and on a clear sunny day, a beautiful place to be!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It was a great abbey, we were able to walk around and take photos as we wanted....we had the whole place to ourselves. As we were leaving a tour us pulled up. Everything was well maintained, with a large parking lot. We were able to get some great photos!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family attraction. Bad point. Don't leave valuables in your car. A hot spot for thieves. But don't let that put you off. Visit

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Chino Hills, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As most abbeys in Ireland, it lays mostly in ruins. The sight can be very peaceful. You can walk up parts of the ruin that have been maintained for some good views.

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Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Beautiful, historic site. Well worth the time to wander around and just absorb the history. The stone work still retains some of the wonderful carvings and decorations that was such a part of the original structure.

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Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you plan on spending time traveling through the Boyne River Valley, and visiting the historical sites in the area, Mellifont Abbey is definitely worth visiting. I would recommend reading about the Abbey before visiting since it's pretty "self-guided". There is a guided tour, but they weren't very frequent when we were there. There is a definite feeling of peace... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

was there this week this was the2nd time being there had a good day with the boys got some good photos.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

really nice place to visit only downside is not well signedposted. No bathroom facilities during peak season.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Grab a guided tour if you can, the history of these ruins is worth hearing, and the guides can point out things you might miss if self-guided. A peaceful and scenic site, Old Mellifont is steeped in history and the visitor centre (if open) has some interesting exhibits. Great for kids to ramble around, if a little dangerous, keep them... More

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