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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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Well worth the visit

Easy to find and relatively close to other similar sites. Very enjoyable. We had the place to ourselves.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Easy to find and relatively close to other similar sites. Very enjoyable. We had the place to ourselves.

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Crowley, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

enjoyed exploring the site; however, we didn't get to stay long as it started raining and sleeting. The little center was closed by the time we got there and we didn't get an opportunity to go back.

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louth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am fortunate to have this on my doorstep and I take full advantage. The scenery is stunning all year around. Plus the upkeep is a credit to all staff as the area is so large. I love it!

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County Down, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unfortunately the weather on our visit wasn't onside but it didn't take away from the magnificent ruins of the abbey. The visitor centre wasn't open as it was pre-season but we were still able to look around the ruins and the map to explain what was built by whom and when. Definitely worth the visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We used to play in Mellifont Abbey in the 70`s & it was free admission. Now to preserve the Abbey, alot has been fenced off (health & safety I suppose). Its still worth the visit if you like Irish History..the sister Abbey is called Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone Co.Antrim.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My 3 yr old loved our visit here. It was a lovely day and we followed the signs not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised and how well kept the site is. Grass was cut, no litter and the car park had obviously just had some work done to make it accessible. We walked through the ruins and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I decided that it was worth driving the 10 km from Drogheda through the countryside to the Old Mellifont Abbey Ruins. The weather was starting to look more promising, and the fog was starting to burn off the hilltops. I was hopeful that the fog would be at the Abbey Ruins still, to make for some interesting photographs. Lucky for... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is steeped in history. A must for any history buff. Great facilities on sight also and lovely little walk ways around it. Kids will adore this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The grounds are open to the general public, the views overlooking Dundalk Bay are beautiful, the Abbey is quiet and peaceful. The shop is open in the afternoons, anything from a simple birthday card, through to some unusual merchandise, well worth a visit, you always get a welcome, and the craic is free..

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

mellifont abbey is a good couple of hours experience on a fine day good for kids,ideal place for a picnic

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